Monday, February 18, 2013

CRUCIBLE OF HORROR / Abacus Productions - 1971

It's another Mayhem Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a film starring the great Michael Gough, in fact, Michael's real life son and daughter play his son and daughter in it! This is the only film Abacus ever produced, and, they did the special effects for LIFE OF BRIAN. By the early seventies, seems like a lot of the horror films just started going with sadistic bastards for main characters. It does have atmosphere. Some of the keywords for this flick are.. Back from the dead, dead body in car trunk, daughter kills father, riding crop, stolen money, murder of father by mother and strict father. The tagline reads... The nightmare never ends!

Eegah!! sent us over a soundclip that sums everything up real swell, sooooo, you can push that big red 'GO' button there next to the the little green 'KAPUT' dial, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... CRUCIBLE OF HORROR!

Michael was in many great British horror films like... HORROR OF DRACULA, HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM, KONGA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, BLACK ZOO, DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, THE SKULL, THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE, BERSERK and TROG! Okay, TROG wasn't that great... He died on my birthday in 2011 at the grand old age of 94!

His wife paints portraits of her sadistic bastard husband.

It's all in the eyes you know!

The daughter is into the occult and mixes up a special drink for her father dearest!

Wifey has had enough of the abuse and takes matters into her own hands with a freakin' shotgun at point blank!

You never realize how heavy a body is until after it's deceased and have to move it around!

They have to put the body in a crate, get the crate into the small station wagon, drive far into the hills and dump it down a ravine... PHEW!!!

The girls are paranoid as crap, Michael makes his way back to the land of the living and makes their lifes an ever-lasting Hell!!

1 comment:

Dick said...

Michael Gough is great. Also check him out in Satan's Slave from 1976. A great sleazy horror film.

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