The Crimson Cult (1968), aka. Curse of the Crimson Altar, starring Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden, Virginia Wetherell, Barbara Steele

The Crimson Cult [Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee]

The Crimson Cult (1968), aka. Curse of the Crimson Altar, starring Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden, Virginia Wetherell, Barbara Steele, Michael Gough

Synopsis of The Crimson Cult

Michael Gough warning Mark Eden in The Crimson Cult
Michael Gough warning Mark Eden
in The Crimson Cult

In The Crimson Cult, Robert Manning is searching for his missing brother. He visits the remote country house where he was last seen. Squire Morley welcomes him to stay for a visit. But Manning feels menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia (Barbara Steele), the Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything.

Boris Karloff as Professor John Marsh, expert of witchcraft
Boris Karloff as Professor John Marsh,
expert on witchcraft, in The Crimson Cult

Will the village’s renowned expert on witchcraft, Professor John Marsh (Boris Karloff), be able to shed light on the going-ons? Vernon Sewell (Ghost Ship) directs this nightmarish horror classic based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Dream in the Witch House.

The Three Musketeers (1974) starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Frank Finlay, Geraldine Chaplin, Charlton Heston, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Lee

The Three Musketeers 1973

The Three Musketeers (1973) starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York

Synopsis of The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers (1973 version) is a mixture of comedy and adventure. It’s based on the Alexander Dumas classic novel of three musketeers who are “all for one and one for all!”  With, very literally, an all-star cast.

Horror of Dracula poster

Horror of Dracula [Christopher Lee]

Horror of Dracula starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing bring the Horror of Dracula to vivid, full-color death in this retelling of Bram Stoker’s tale. Dracula (Lee), a centuries-old Transylvanian nobleman damned to an eternal half-life, regularly finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing (Cushing), a scientist who becomes the Count’s implacable foe in a deadly game of bat and mouse.

Corridors of Blood (1958) starring Boris Karloff, Betta St. John

Corridors of Blood

Corridors of Blood (1958) starring Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Betta St. John

Synopsis

In Corridors of Blood, a 19th-century London doctor (Boris Karloff) experiments with anesthesia … But he becomes addicted to his own anesthesia formula, and begins a downward spiral.

The Mummy (1959) starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux

The Mummy (1959) [Peter Cushing]

The Mummy (1959) starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux

Synopsis

In The Mummy, three English archaeologists find the tomb of an Egyptian high priestess buried nearly four thousand years before. They discover a guard who had been buried alive with her. And will stop at nothing to protect her, and destroy the defilers of her tomb.

The House of Long Shadows (1983), starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

House of the Long Shadows

House of the Long Shadows (1983), starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

Synopsis of House of the Long Shadows

In House of the Long Shadows, an American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like “Wuthering Heights” in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers that the manor, thought empty, actually has several, rather odd, inhabitants.

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985) starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt, Sybil Danning

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985) starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt, Sybil Danning

Synopsis of Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

At the end of the original The Howling, Karen White dies …  And Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf begins at her funeral, with her bereaved brother Ben (Reb Brown) meets Stefan Crosscoe (Christopher Lee).  He tries to convince him that his sister died as a werewolf.  Along with reporter Jenny Templeton (Annie McEnroe) the trio head to Czechoslovakia.  Their goal is to defeat Stirba (Sybil Danning), the Queen of all werewolves — before it’s too late.

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein

Synopsis of  Curse of Frankenstein

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1957In The Curse of Frankenstein, Baron Victor von Frankenstein is facing execution for the murders that he has committed.   He tells the story of how he came to this point, telling his story in flashback. The story of how he learned to reanimate the dead. In an act of hubris, he decides to go beyond that and construct a composite man from a variety of parts looted from corpses.   Along the way, his amoral decisions cause death and misery.  He has alienated his best friend and fiance … who come by to say farewell.

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) starring Peter Cushing, Neil McCallum,  Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Max Adrian, Donald Sutherland

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, starring Peter Cushing, Christopher LeeDr. Terror’s House of Horrors was Amicus’ first attempt at an anthology of 5 horror stories, with a very good framing device. The entire film takes place on a train, where 5 gentlemen  — total strangers —  sit together and wait to reach their destination. To pass the time, these passengers each have their futures foretold by a 6th individual; a quiet, mild man named Doctor Sandor Shreck (Peter Cushing) — Shreck being the German word for “terror” — who relies on a deck of Tarot cards to tell the future

She, starring Ursula Andres, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee

She

She (1965) starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Ursula Andres

Set in Palestine in 1918 “She“, relates the story of three wartime buddies — Major Horace Holly (Peter Cushing), Leo Vincy (John Richardson) and Job (Bernard Cribbons), who at the end of the war find themselves in the Middle East with no real desire to return home to England. Encountering a beautiful and mysterious woman called Ustane (Rosenda Monteros), one evening in a nightclub Leo is lured away and then knocked out. When he comes to, he discovers himself in a strange house where he encounters another beautiful woman, who calls herself Ayesha (Ursula Andress) — She who must be obeyed.