Torture Garden (1967)
Genre: Horror Anthology
Country: UK | Director: Freddie Francis
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 100mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 2.06gb
A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. As skeptical customers are shown the greed and violence they’re hiding, one of them snaps and kills Diablo. When they run off, we see the murder to be staged as part of the show. One of the customers has hung around to see this, and wants to make a deal with Diablo, aka the Devil.
A very good anthology of tales, written by Robert Bloch and directed by Freddie FRancis, for Amicus, an icon of this kind of movie. The tales are uneven, sure, but they are all at least good, till the perfect final one, the Man who collected Poe, with Jack Palance and Peter Cushing, a great idea, and a marvelous tale to watch. Very good Burgess Meredith as Diabolo the Great, the host for these tales. Unfortunataly for us all, this kind of movies are a thing from the past and today we don’t get any more gems like this. A must see.
Very appreciated. Many thanks NLZ. As for this kind of movie being “a thing from the past and today we don’t get any more gems like this.” —never say never. ;)
Digital filmmaking is changing everything. New voices with new tales are finding ways to do what was once impossible and improbable. Funny thing about the future… you never can tell what it holds. Best to you and yours.