Dr Terror’s House of Horrors

In DVD/Blu-ray by Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland, Neil McCallum, Ursula Howells, Alan Freeman, Kenny Lynch.

Director: Freddie Francis.

Format: Blu-ray.

Certificate: PG.

Bonus Run Time: 119 Mins. 

Rating: 5/5.

What could be more in keeping with the season, than a portmanteau of horror stories starring the inimitable Peter Crushing at his most charming and unnerving?

Dr. Terror (Cushing) is a mysterious fortune teller who boards a train to tell fellow passengers (Christopher Lee, Roy Castle and Donald Sutherland) their fortune with tarot cards. Five possible futures unfold: an architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge, a huge flesh-eating vine takes over a house, a musician gets involved with voodoo, an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand, and a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire.

Dr Terror’s House of Horrors is a fascinating and fast paced example of portmanteau filmmaking with a deadly twist at the end of each tale. Re-released on blu-ray by Fabulous Films just in time for Christmas, these supernatural shenanigans are a pitch perfect slice of spooky nostalgia. 

Extras include:
Previously unreleased interviews with Kenny Lynch, Ann Bell and Jeremy Kemp.
House of Cards Documentary,
Gallery of Images (courtesy of Stephen Jones).
Original Theatrical Trailer.
Double-Sided Foldout Graham Humphreys Artwork Poster.
12-Sided Film Guide Booklet.