THE NANNY (1965)
Bette Davis, Wendy Craig,
Jill Bennett, James Villiers, Pamela Franklin.
After spending two years
in a school for disturbed children after he was implicated in the
drowning of his sister, ten-year-old Joey returns home where he
begins a war of nerves with his Nanny. He's convinced that Nanny i
s trying to kill him and that she was the one who murdered his sister.
But is Joey telling the truth, and if he is how can he persuade anyone
of the danger he's in?
HYSTERIA (1965, also HISTERIA)
Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham.
The amnesiac Smith turns to psychiatrist Keller for help in
restoring his memory. But the manipulative Keller sees Smith as
the perfect fall guy for his planned murder of his wife.
DIE DIE MY DARLING (1965) also FANATIC;
Stefamie Powers, Tallulah Bankhead, Peter Vaughan, Donald
Pat returns to England with her current
beau, and she sets out to visit the mother of her old and very dead
fiancÚ Steven. Pat soon discovers that Steve's mom is some religious
crackpot named Mrs. Trefoile, who has taken the Bible
to an extreme. Mrs. Trefoile intends to purify Pat of her evils,
which includes: wearing lipstick, wearing red clothes, and of course
not being a virgin. We find out that Pat was not really in love with Mrs.
Trefoile's son Steve, who as it turns out, whacked himself. To help keep
Pat in line, Mrs. Trefoile has a handyman, a butch looking maid, and a
RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK (1966)
Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Richard Pasco.
The story begins in the Russian countryside, where Rasputin heals the
sick wife of an innkeeper. When he is later hauled before an Orthodox
bishop for his sexual immorality and violence, the innkeeper springs to
the monk's defence. Rasputin protests that he is sexually immoral because
he likes to give God "sins worth forgiving". He also claims to have healing
powers in his hands, and is unperturbed by the bishop's accusation that
his power is from Satan.
Rasputin heads for Moscow, where he forces his way into the home of Dr
Zargo, from where he begins his campaign to gain influence over the
Tsarina. He manipulates the Tsarina's lady-in-waiting, Sonia, whom he
uses to satisfy his voracious sexual appetite and gain access to the
Tsarina. However, Rasputin's ruthless pursuit of wealth and prestige, and
increasing control over the royal household attracts opposition. Sonia's
brother, Peter, enraged by Rasputin's seduction of his sister, enlists
the help of Ivan to bring about the monk's downfall..
SHADOW OF THE CAT (1967)
Conrad Phillips, Barbara Shelley, Andre Morell, Richard Warner,
A rich elderly woman is murdered by her relatives
for her money. They might get away with it too, except her pet cat Tabitha takes
exception to the plot and decides to exact revenge.
Shadow of the Cat Lobby Card set
THE DEVIL'S OWN (1967) aka THE WITCHES;
Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen, Ann Bell.
While working in Africa, school teacher Gwen Mayfield crosses
the path of local witch doctor and, as a consequence, suffers a nervous
breakdown. She returns to England and takes a teaching post in a small
country town, hoping that the tranquility of her new surroundings will
help her recover. But those hopes are dashed when she discovers that
the village is run by a coven of witches who are planning to sacrifice
a young local girl...
THE ANNIVERSARY (1968)
Bette Davis, Sheila
Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins.
A possessive and bitter widow tries to gather her three sons
back home on the anniversary of her husband's death. One son and his
wife are trying to move to Canada, another is a transvestite who steals
women's underwear off the neighbor's clotheslines, and the last one
has made the mistake of bringing his young girlfriend home for the
occasion. As the evening wears on, the tension mounts and the mother
is driven to desperate measures to hold the family together.
Stefanie Powers, James Olson, Margaretta Scott, Jane Lapotaire.
Music student Susan Roberts travels to the South of France to
research her thesis on a little known dead composer. She meets his widow,
Danielle, and his strange, wheelchair-bound son, Georges. It soon becomes
clear though that things are not that they seem in the dysfunctional
DEMONS OF THE MIND (1972)
Robin Hardy, Gillian Hills, Shane Bryant.
Baron Zorn keeps his
teenaged children locked up and drugged, fearing that his insane wife
passed along a congenital curse to them before her own suicidal death.
Elizabeth escapes for a brief tryst with a local before being recaptured
and subjected to a bleeding process to 'draw out the bad blood.' Emil
keeps trying to escape, but is thwarted time and again by his aunt
Hilda who runs the house like a prison. One reason the siblings have
to be kept apart, is their incestuous attraction to each other.
Local wenches are being murdered in the woods, and the superstitious
peasants think demons are responsible. A wandering Priest dedicates
himself to root out the evil, but isn't taken seriously. Arriving at
the castle are two more interested parties: Mountebank scientist-huckster
Falkenberg stands to make a small fortune if his strange apparatus can
cure the children of their inherited evil. Young Carl simply wants to
rescue Elizabeth. As more murders mount, Falkenberg enlists village
lass Inge to play the dead mother in a psychodrama that he hopes will
shock the children from their morbid state; but Baron Zorn's symptoms
of derangement soon make it obvious that the doctor is treating the
STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING (1972)
Rita Tushingham, Katya Wyeth, Shane Bryant.
Shy Brenda Thompson
writes naive children's stories to amuse herself. Stifled and desperate
for a man of her own, she leaves Liverpool, telling her mom she's
pregnant, and gets a job in a boutique in London. She moves in with
the promiscuous but good-hearted Caroline but the mod set shuns her
for her plain looks. Then she kidnaps a strange young man's dog, so
as to perhaps get to know him while returning it. The young man turns
out to be Peter, a psychopath with a predilection for killing beautiful
things. He renames Brenda Wendy, and they start a hopeful, if strange,
relationship. It might have a chance, if it weren't for Peter's murderous
FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1972)
Peter Cushing, Ralph Bates, Judy Geeson.
An isolated all-boys
school, a lifeless schoolyard, and a dead body hanging from a tree. Who
is it, and how did it get there? London; young Peggy Heller is preparing to move
in with her newly married husband who works at the previously mentioned
prep school. She dismisses her maid, finishes packing...but there is
somebody else lurking. Unknowingly, Peggy treads by the bathroom and is
attacked by a gloved madman. As she struggles, she pulls of the
murderer's prosthetic arm and is then rendered unconscious.
Minutes later, Peggy's maid discovers her in the bathroom and calls
a doctor. Peggy tells the doctor of her attack, but both the doctor and
her maid believe she was imagining things. 6 months earlier, Peggy was the
victim of a nervous breakdown, and may be hallucinating. The next day
her husband picks her up and they arrive at the school.
Once there, she meets her husband's employer, Headmaster
Carmichael, but there is something peculiar about him. He has only one
arm, although Peggy does not notice. Peggy is attacked again by the one-armed stalker,
but her husband does not believe her. Michael has to go away to a conference,
but someone is lurking. Armed with a rifle, Peggy is determined to fight for her
survival, but things are not quite the way they seem.
TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER (1976)
Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark, Nastassja Kinski.
Michael, an excommunicated priest out to do the Devil's work. Having
entered into a pact with the Dark One, Father Michael has agreed to
secure a beautiful young virgin to become Satan's child-bride.
However, when an occult writer discovers the evil Father's plan,
he lies his way into Father Michael's cult to save the young girl
from bearing Satan's spawn.