#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads.
Plot: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
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One of the better anthology films from England’s other house of horror, Amicus. The framing story that leads into the final story with Herbert Lom and a really creepy (if a bit slow) robot doll is crazy and the basic idea I think holds up for a series. The other stories are a mixed bag. The first one is quite grisly, but it’s unclear how the narrator knows all the details she tells. The second scores points for featuring Peter Cushing and a really bizarre story, but the ending is a bit confused. The penultimate story is unique only for it’s casting, the idea of seeing Britt Ekland as Charlotte Rampling’s murderous alter-ego seems like it should be reversed. Some of the music is overdone to the point of absurdity, cue the robot Herbert Lom slowing making his way to a dumbwaiter accompanied by a bombastic score that makes every inch it travels like a knife in the ear.
Creaky, funny and rather unsettling.
The house of Amicus productions brings to us a horror anthology directed by Roy Ward Baker and written by “Psycho” scribe Robert Bloch. The four stories center around Robert Powell’s job seeking Dr. Martin. Whom upon arriving at the classy, yet foreboding looking Asylum (New Lodge, Winkfield, Berkshire, England), is required to interview the four patients up on the top floor so as to prove his credentials for the position. As with all anthology horror pictures, the stories vary in quality, but what is consistent though is that the atmosphere and mystery element to it all never flags. Atmosphere that is somewhat boosted by Douglas Gamley’s impacting construction of Modest Mussorgsky’s music.
‘Frozen Fear’ sees a murdered wife come back to reek revenge on her husband and his lover. Not a bad trick since she was dismembered!.
‘The Weird Taylor’ has Peter Cushing as a grieving father who will do anything to bring his deceased son back to life.
‘Lucy Comes to Stay’ features Charlotte Rampling and Britt Eckland in a murderous spin on the “imaginary friend” angle.
‘Manikins of Horror’ is the last story which stars Herbert Lom as a maker of little robotic dolls that have worryingly realistic faces.
All of which leads us to the finale where we get a nice and rewarding twist. It’s a good production is this, the direction and writing is fluid and there are some genuinely creepy and unsettling moments. Perhaps not one to rush out for if you want to be scared on Halloween, but certainly a picture that achieves a high level of genre entertainment. 7/10
Surprisingly good Anthology series
Upon arriving at Dunsmoor Mental Asylum, a new charge is told that one of the patients under its care is the former doctor in charge of the asylum, and that to keep his job he must find him based only on the stories told.
The Good Story(s): Bonnie’s story-Growing tired of his wife’s goody- goody nature, her husband decides one day to kill her and store her in the freezer downstairs for safekeeping so that his affair with his mistress can continue. Agreeing to run off together, however, something in the basement keeps stirring and making him feel uneasy while he’s waiting. This one is one of the more obvious Hammer-inspired tales in here, and the atmosphere drenched up is quite nerve-wrecking. The sequences in the basement are some of the most ingenious and creepy moments ever. It’s also got a real great ending to it that plays off quite nicely so while it tends to move along a little slowly waiting for the inevitable when it occurs there’s a lot to like with this one.
Byron’s story-While he makes little figurines on the side, a doctor creeps people out with his attention to detail and his constant raving that the creatures are alive. When he gets tired of people not listening to him, he sets the creatures free and they proceed to terrorize the non-believers. Overall, this was a pretty straightforward tale which is mostly helped with some fantastic special effects and a clever twist that for once actually works for these, as the previous ones didn’t really have that great of a twist. As well, the simple storyline allows this to be more violent than the other tales which also doesn’t really hurt either, even if the story could’ve been told a little better without making its conclusion so obvious.
The Bad Story(s): Bruno’s story-Down on his luck, a suit-maker is given an assignment from a mysterious stranger who requests a suit made for a child. He also makes some strange requests about making it, but promises to make and deliver it when finished. When arriving at his mansion to pick it up, he makes a shocking discovery. This was a pretty boring affair, mostly, with only one real surprise that could be seen coming along a mile away. At the time, it might’ve worked, but the shock doesn’t register for today’s audiences, who have seen it countless times since and can guess it quite easily. The rest of the time here is spent with this one following the creation of the suit itself which is just flat-out boring and devoid of any interest.
Barbara’s story-A woman and her brother arrive at their country home for a rest and relaxation where he warns her of a friend who has been troublesome in the past. When a series of murders occurs around the house, all the signs point to his twisted friend despite her repeated claims of innocence. Just like many of the segments before it, all the signs in this one point to a twist ending that is pretty obvious and not at all creepy or ingenious. It’s been done too often to have an effect on viewers. I also doubt it would have much effect on viewers then which is so dismal that it really lowers this one considerably.
Today’s Rating-PG: Violence.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Director Roy Ward Baker
Writer Robert Bloch
Actors Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms
Country United Kingdom
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (colour)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm