The Mad Executioners (1963)
aka Der Henker von London
Genre: Krimi | Crime | Mystery | Horror | Thriller
Country: West Germany | Director: Edwin Zbonek
Language: German | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 93mn
Bdrip H264 Mp4 – 1920×816 – 23.976fps – 1.79gb
A band of hooded men have formed a court and they are exacting justice upon the criminals who have escaped the reach of the law. The sentence they exact is death by hanging. Using the hangman’s rope from the Scotland Yard Museum they leave their victims hanging from various locations with a file detailing the case against them pinned to the body. Scotland Yard is stumped and have assigned their best man to break the case. Meanwhile another fiend is on the loose, one who is neatly severing the heads of young women. The bodies are found the heads are not.
Made in Germany as part of the Edgar/Bryan Wallace series that ran through out the 1960’s this is an atmospheric popcorn movie. This neat little thriller is based on Bryan Edgar Wallace’s book The White Carpet. The film is heavy on mood and atmosphere with the dark night time photography making what ever German city this was filmed in seem like London in the fog. The look of the court of the “Executioner of London” is suitably creepy especially with all of the men decked out in black hooded robes. Highly recommended for those dark and stormy nights or afternoons when you want to slip away into the foggy streets of London.
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