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      The Horror of It All

      1964 1h 15m Horror List
      Reviews 18% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Yankee salesman Jack (Pat Boone) wants to marry Cynthia Marley (Erica Rogers), and they travel to her family's English estate to break the good news. Cynthia warns that the family is a bit odd, which proves to be an understatement. One relative is an ex-thespian who still believes he's in a play, another behaves like a vampire and a third is imprisoned in the cellar due to his violent tendencies. But things get really sinister when the Marleys start succumbing to violent fates, one by one. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member An American salesman in London meets a young woman in London and he immediately falls for her. She has to return to her family home in the countryside, but he surprises her there a few days later in order to ask for permission to marry her. The family is made up of very eccentric folk including a vampyric cousin and a mad scientist uncle. Over the days he stays with the family more and more members are being killed, yet no one knows by whom. This takes a lot of its story from the plot of The Old Dark House. Pat Boone was great, but I didn't enjoy the twist ending. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Sort of Pat Boone meets the Munsters knock offs.Light-hearted fun. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Terence fisher does 'old dark house' lite--worthwhile spoof!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This horror-comedy was directed by Terence Fisher and stars Pat Boone as an American who is introduced to his fiancée's eccentric family, just as they begin to be murdered one at a time. This is basically an extended version of an Addams Family episode with a cast of characters to match. The strengths of this movie are it's strong cast, and Terence Fisher keeps the movie relatively short (only 75 minutes). This movie could have been agonizing to sit through if it hadn't been for one thing; the cast consistently refuses to resort to desperation for laughs, and it somehow leaves the movie with an amiable watchable quality it might not otherwise have. The best gags involve an inventor who keeps working on things that have already been invented, and these jokes are only mildly funny. All in all, it's pretty bad, but it could have been a lot worse. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Yankee salesman Jack (Pat Boone) wants to marry Cynthia Marley (Erica Rogers), and they travel to her family's English estate to break the good news. Cynthia warns that the family is a bit odd, which proves to be an understatement. One relative is an ex-thespian who still believes he's in a play, another behaves like a vampire and a third is imprisoned in the cellar due to his violent tendencies. But things get really sinister when the Marleys start succumbing to violent fates, one by one.
      Director
      Terence Fisher
      Screenwriter
      Ray Russell
      Production Co
      Lippert Pictures
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 15m