Horror themes: vampires, witchcraft, voodoo, waxworks, story comes to life
Director: Peter Duffell (distributed by Amicus Productions, which produced quite a bit of horror in the 1960s and 1970s; often confused with Hammer Film Productions, another major U.K. horror producer)
The House That Dripped Blood is a classic 1971 four-part horror anthology in which a Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases all occurring within a currently unoccupied house.
1) Method for Murder: The protagonist in the story of a writer crosses over into reality
2) Waxworks: Two men are obsessed with a wax figure of a woman from their past (Peter Cushing)
3) Sweets to the Sweet: A little girl displays an interest in witchcraft (the father is played by Christopher Lee)
4) The Cloak: A horror film actor discovers a cape which gives him the power of a vampire
The House That Dripped Blood is a solid example of early 1970s horror; I enthusiastically recommend it for fans of the era.
Resources: The House That Dripped Blood
- The House that Dripped Blood – Amazon.com
- The House That Dripped Blood – IMDb (6.5)
- Movie trailer or ad for The House that Dripped Blood – YouTube
- The House that Dripped Blood – wiki
- The House that Dripped Blood – Amazon (4/5 stars)
- Horror Movie a Day – review of The House that Dripped Blood (+)
- The Celluloid Highway on The House that Dripped Blood (+)