The City Of The Dead
1960****

| 76 MINS | BW | AMICUS |


SYNOPSIS

Hoping to do some research for a paper on witchcraft, undergraduate Nan Barlow goes to the village of Whitewood on the recommendation of her professor, Alan Driscoll, after he tells her that it was the site of witchburnings many years ago.

Staying at Raven's inn, she hears strange chanting going on somewhere beneath her room. When she investigates, little does she know that she is stoking the fires of a coven of witches.


The City Of The Dead 1960 - Amicus Films The City Of The Dead 1960 - Amicus Films

REVIEW

BritishHorrorFilms: City Of The Dead is an astonishing monochrome feast. The fog-bound sets are incredible, the shocks are extremely shocking, and the performances are uniformly great.

BritMovie: City of the Dead is no “gore for the sake of gore” movie even though there is no shortage of human and animal blood being spilled in it.

AllMovie: The film is less interested in making sense than in creating a mood of foreboding.


QUOTE

From poster: 300 years old! Human blood keeps them alive forever!


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NOTABLE FACTS

  • Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey.
  • The US title was Horror Hotel



  • CAST

    Dennis Lotis -- Richard Barlow | Christopher Lee -- Prof Alan Driscoll | Patricia Jessel -- Elizabeth Selwyn / Mrs Newless | Tom Naylor -- Bill Maitland | Betta St. John -- Patricia Russell | Venetia Stevenson -- Nan Barlow (as Venetia Stephenson) | Valentine Dyall -- Jethrow Keane | Ann Beach -- Lottie | Norman Macowan -- Reverend Russell | Fred Johnson -- The Elder | James Dyrenforth -- Garage attendant | Maxine Holden -- Sue | William Abney -- Policeman



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