Review: The Skull (1965)

If someone told me that I could be scared of a movie from 1965 with a skull floating around with visible strings attached to it, I would look at them as they were stupid…

blu“THE SKULL”
1965
Horror
UK

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Patrick Wymark
Distributor: Eureka!
Runtime: 83 mins
BLU-RAY REGION B

 

“You see before you the skull of Marquis de Sade!”
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Not much of a plot, but that’s definitely not a problem…
Dr. Maitland (Cushing) is a collector of occult items. When he get offered the skull of the Marquis de Sade, the evil from the skull seems to manifest to the owner.

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I didn’t care that much about director Freddie Francis until this movie. He had apperantly gotten a script for 50 mins and had to prolong the scenes, something he did in a masterful way. The movie is disturbing all the way. I rarely felt so uncomfortable with a horror from the 60’s, but this Amicus production blew me away! Except from the great direction, the cinematography┬áis beautiful, the set production is flawless and the acting is superb! The whole movie is a freakishly eerie nightmare of a gothic horror! Can’t say more than: WATCH IT, GODDAMN IT!!!

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