The Oblong Box

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Oblong Box (1969, UK) is a Horror film directed by Gordon Hessler.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1969
  • Color
  • Runtime: 92 min (uncut PAL) / 97 min (uncut NTSC)
  • Aspect Ratio: (1.85:1)
  • Rated: PG
  • Production and Distribution Co: American International Pictures (1969) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Gordon Hessler
  • Written by Lawrence Huntington, Christopher Wicking, based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Starring: Vincent Price, Rupert Davies, Christopher Lee
  • Produced by Pat Green, Gordon Hessler, Louis M. Heyward
  • Original Music by Harry Robertson (as Harry Robinson)
  • Cinematography by John Coquillon
  • Film Editing by Max Benedict

Plot Summary

  • Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Also Known As

  • Dance, Mephisto
  • Die Todesmaske (Germany)
  • Der Fluch des Dämon (Germany)
  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Oblong Box
  • Im Todesgriff der roten Maske (Germany)
  • La Caja oblonga (Spain)
  • Le Cercueil vivant (France)
  • La Rossa maschera del terrore (Italy)


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