Kathleen Byron
Director: Freddie Francis Cast: Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byron
, Percy Herbert
Percy Herbert
, Marianne Stone
Marianne Stone
Freddie Francis


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Another slice of processed cheese from Herman Cohen, producer of Trog and other such wonders. This cheap occult programmer (ostensibly based on the novel Infernal Idol by Henry Seymour) stars Jack Palance as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up the occasional human sacrifice or two. His methods are fairly creative, ranging from impalement, slashing and burning, to scaring people to death with an ooga-booga fright mask. What could have been boring, exploitive drivel is elevated to passable mediocrity by an over-the-top performance from the leering Palance and occasionally stylish touches from slumming director Freddie Francis, but most viewers will be left wondering why they bothered at all.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2015
UPC: 0637801682267
Original Release: 1974
Rating: R
Source: Desert Island Films
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 48,208

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathleen Byron Muriel
Percy Herbert Detective Russet
Marianne Stone Barmaid
David Warbeck Detective Wilson
Jack Palance Neal Mottram
Diana Dors Dolly Newman
Julie Ege Helena
Edith Evans Aunt Louise
Hugh Griffith Solicitor
Trevor Howard Supt. Bellamy
Michael Jayston Detective Sgt. Wall
Suzy Kendall Sally
Martin Potter Ronnie

Technical Credits
Freddie Francis Director
Gustave Berne Executive Producer
Herman Cohen Producer,Screenwriter
Aben Kandel Screenwriter
George Provis Art Director
Henry Richardson Editor
Ken Ritchie Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Saunders Asst. Director
Peter Saunders Asst. Director
John Scott Score Composer
John Wilcox Cinematographer

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