The New York Times has a mixed review, but praises the director, saying, "As a director, Peter Duffell, though at no time a stickler for needless subtleties does better, the better his material. In fairness I should say that when he doesn't have to creak a door, he doesn't; and when he can play with a characterization he does."
Empire Online closes with this: "One of the best Amicus anthology movies, this is an enjoyable affair full of affectionate horror homage." Moria has a mixed review.
The Horror Movie a Day blog has a positive review. Classic-Horror.com says, "The film is extraordinary from start to finish thanks to its exceptional writing, a star-studded cast, and a crew that enlivens what is, for the most part, a stage-bound production." HorrorNews.net concludes, "... this creepy, atmospheric and choreographed well film will satisfy any lover of horror anthologies."