THE MEPHISTO WALTZ
1971, 20th Century Fox, 109 min, USA, Dir: Paul Wendkos

One of the most stylish horror films ever made. Music journalist Alan Alda finds himself in the clutches of a satanic cult after interviewing an unnaturally gifted concert pianist (Curt Jurgens). Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins and Bradford Dillman co-star in this truly chilling drug-induced nightmare of a movie featuring composer Jerry Goldsmith's frightening adaptation of Liszt’s "Mephisto Waltz."


SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN
1970, MGM Repertory, 95 min, Dir: Gordon Hessler

The London police’s investigation of brutal murders by a mod, superhuman vampire (Michael Gothard) leads to the discovery of a vast conspiracy - and mad scientist Vincent Price’s stolen-organs-and-limbs experiments. A moody, fast-paced thriller that delivers, as the movie poster promises, "Triple distilled horror…as powerful as a vat of boiling acid With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable.


THE OBLONG BOX
1969, MGM Repertory, 91 min, Dir: Gordon Hessler

Loosely adapting an Edgar Allan Poe story aided by the sumptuously atmospheric cinematography of John Coquillon, Hessler spins a tale of the consequences of colonialism. In 1860s England, callous Sir Julian (Vincent Price) hides his disfigured brother, Sir Edward (Alistair Williamson) in the attic after his sibling is victimized by a voodoo curse meant for him. With Christopher Lee, Hilary Dwyer.


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