Sunday, August 13, 2017

The House that Dripped Blood

The House that Dripped Blood is a 1970 anthology horror film starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Denholm Elliott, and Jon Pertwee. If you like haunted house movies and the anthology format, this is worth a watch.

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. 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." concludes, "... this creepy, atmospheric and choreographed well film will satisfy any lover of horror anthologies."


  1. Has it really been 40 years? And he was only 42? I guess that lifestyle really takes a toll on your body. I knew he wasn't old but I didn't think he was that young. I think its interesting that Memphis still "celebrates" or at least commemorates his death with Death Week.

    1. Graceland is a huge tourist attraction here all year but especially during the anniversaries of his birth and death. Tribute artists and contests, special tours and events.... I love seeing the tourists from all over the world. It's fun to live in a place that's almost a pilgrimage site :)