The Cat and the Canary by Gerry Kingsley
The Cat and the Canary (1978) Video Classics Australia Trailer
This dark house horror film has a lot going for it, including a moody and macabre atmosphere, taboo trysts, equal amounts of chuckle and chill worthy scenes, and a superb cast to bring it all to life or is that death? Death hangs like a noose over all of those who find themselves spending a night in the old West mansion. Well, almost all.
Reel Review: The Cat and the Canary (1978)
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The Cat and the Canary is a British mystery horror comedy film directed by Radley Metzger released in It is the fourth film adaptation of John Willard 's black comedy play of the same name , following the versions from , and On the 20th anniversary of his death, the remaining relatives of Cyrus West Wilfred Hyde-White are called to his mansion to view the filmed reading of his will. Cyrus lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his kin by setting up a dogfight for the fortune and revealing that Annabelle West Carol Lynley is to be the sole beneficiary. However, to claim the inheritance, Annabelle must spend the night in the house with the rest of the family and be deemed sane the next morning. A doctor from the asylum up the road, Dr Hendricks Edward Fox , arrives and informs the guests that a homicidal maniac has escaped and is hiding out in the area. With a history of insanity in the family, a mansion replete with secret rooms and corridors, and "The Cat" murderer on the loose, the night becomes a tale of gruesome murders, suspense, and, ultimately, revelations.
Directed by Radley Metzger. With Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller. A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to.
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