The City of the Dead

Horror Hotel

1960

John Llewellyn Moxey
Director
Vulcan Films
Studio

Student travels to ancient town in New England to work on her witchcraft thesis, only to find the witches are not a thing of the past.

Excellent little Lovecraftian horror film with interesting parallels to Psycho. Too bad it has fallen undeservedly into the ghetto of public domain films, though. The only real detriments to the film are some indifferent performances amongst the leads. Lee, Jessel and Dyall are excellent, though, as are the cinematography and direction, and that more than makes up for it.

-Dave W.


City of the Dead
21st November 1960
Cinema



78 mins
1.66:1

Horror Hotel
12th September 1961
Cinema

Not Rated

76 mins
1.66:1

Horror Hotel (Roan Group/ a.k.a. The City Of The Dead)
26th December 2000
DVD

Not Rated


1.33:1

Horror Hotel (VCI/ a.k.a. The City Of The Dead)
23rd October 2001
DVD

Not Rated


1.85:1



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Dennis Lotis
Richard Barlow
Christopher Lee
Professor Alan Driscoll
Betta St. John
Patricia Russell
Patricia Jessel
Elizabeth Selwyn
Mrs. Newless
Valentine Dyall
Jethrow Keane
Norman MacOwan
Reverend Russell
Ann Beach
Lottie
Tom Naylor
Bill Maitland
(listed as Tom Maitland in credits)
Venetia Stevenson
Nan Barlow
(as Venetia Stephenson)
Fred Johnson
The Elder
James Dyrenforth
Garage Attendant
(as Jimmy Dyrenforth)
Maxine Holden
Sue
William Abney
Policeman
Unknown
Villager
Unknown
Villager
Unknown
Villager
Annette Kerr
Villager (uncredited)
Unknown
Villager
Unknown
Villager
Dave's Unknown Male 19
Villager
Unknown
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Unknown
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Unknown
Guard Holding Selwyn
Unknown
Guard Holding Selwyn
Andy Alston
Villager Lighting Pyre
(uncredited)
Unknown Female 2
Villager
Unknown
Villager
Unknown Male 27
Villager
Unknown
Student
Unknown
Student
Unknown
Student
Dave's Unknown Female 1
Creepy Villager
Unknown
Creepy Villager
Ted Carroll
Devil Worshipper
(uncredited)
Anthony Lang
Devil Worshipper
(uncredited)
Nickolas Grace

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