Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
Genre: Horror Anthology
Country: UK | Director: Freddie Francis
Language: English | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 90mn
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Dr Tremayne is an enigmatic Psychiatrist running a Futuristic asylum housing four very special cases. Visited by colleague Nicholas, Tremayne explains his amazing and controversial theories as to why each of the four patients went mad… cue four distinct tales each with a different set of characters: ‘Mr Tiger’ tells of Paul, the sensitive and troubled young son of prosperous but constantly bickering and unlovely parents, and the boy’s ‘imaginary’ friend, a tiger. ‘Penny Farthing’ tells of Timothy, an antique store owner propelled backwards in time by a penny-farthing bicycle in his shop, all the while being watched over by the constantly changing photograph of Uncle Albert, which endangers the lives of both Timothy and his beautiful wife, Ann. ‘Mel’ tells of Brian, a man who brings home an old dead tree and prominently displays it in his living room as a work of art. His fiery wife Bella soon becomes jealous of the tree, which the husband has lovingly named Mel, and it seems to be …
Director Freddie Francis, working from a witty and inspired script by British fright film scream queen Jennifer Jayne, handles the macabre material with his customary crisp and polished assurance, punctuating the grisly anecdotes with a nice, dry line in quirky black humor and offering up a fair amount of gore. Norman Warwick’s slick, sparkling cinematography gives the picture an attractive glossy look. Bernard Ebbinghouse’s alternately groovy and spooky score likewise scores a bull’s eye. Deliciously droll fun.