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Anthology Horror Movies
The Monster Club (Amicus Films - 1981):
The setting is at an exclusive London nightclub for monsters only. The linking element is that the horror writer Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes (John Carradine) is the guest of an odd old gentleman named Erasmus (Vincent Price) who tells the writer three stories about monster genealogy. In-between the stories are short 80s new wave rock musical numbers where teens in monster masks (supposedly real monsters) dance.
1) SHADMOCK: A pretty woman (Barbara Kellerman) gets a job cataloging an antiques collection for a hideous man (James Laurenson) who is very lonely.
2) VAMPIRE: A vampire hunter (Donald Pleasance) thinks a strange local boy (Warren Saire) can lead him to his next target.
3) HUMGOU: A man (Stuart Whitman) gets lost in the English countryside and gets trapped in a mist-shrouded village populated by ghouls.
Scream and Scream Again (A.I.P. 1970):
The main linking element is about a jogger who has been hit by a car who keeps waking up in a bed at a hospital. Every time he wakes, another piece of him is missing.
The plot is that contemporary London is plagued by a serial killer who drains his victims' blood. The police follow his trail to a house owned by an eccentric scientist (Vincent Price). A sub-plot has an eastern European intelligence agent (Peter Cushing) killing off his subordinates.
Asylum (Amicus Films 1972):
An intern (Robert Powell) at an asylum for the criminally insane is being shown its most bizarre cases. The attending doctor showing him around (Patrick McGee) proposes a game. After the intern sees them all, he must figure out which patient he meets is really Dr. B. Starr, a former psychiatrist at the asylum who went violently mad.
1) FROZEN FEAR: A woman who is having an affiar with a married man wants to help him get rid of his wife.
2) THE WEIRD TAILOR: A tailor is commissioned by a strange gentleman (Peter Cushing) to make a suit out of an unusual scintilliating cloth.
3) LUCY COMES TO STAY: A woman who was previously institutionalized (Charlotte Rampling) is cared for by her brother and a nurse. Things are dreadfully boring until her fun friend Lucy (Britt Eklund) comes to visit.
4) MANNIKINS OF HORROR: A mad toymaker (Herbert Lom) tries to get revenge on the staff of the asylum using living toys he controls with his mind.
Tales that Witness Madness (World Film Services 1973):
Based on short stories by horror writer Robert Bloch. Doctor R.C. Tremayne (Donald Pleasance) runs an asylum for special cases and is showing them to his associate, Doctor Nicolas (Jack Hawkins).
1)MR.TIGER: A troubled boy (Russell Lewis) with bickering and abusive parents (Georgia Brown and Donald Houston) takes consolation in an imaginary friend named Mister Tiger. However, Mister Tiger has ideas of his own on how to help...
2) PENNY-FARTHING: A man who owns an antique shop bequeathed to him by his Uncle Arthur finds a penny-farthing bike that can go back in time. However, his trips to the past may endanger the present.
3) MEL: A man (Michael Jayston) becomes obsessed with a decorative piece of wood he showcases in his house. His wife (Joan Collins) becomes jealous of the attention it gets and tries to get him to get rid of it.
4) LUAU: A vain middle-aged woman (Kim Novak) vies with her young daughter (Mary Tamm) for the attentions of a handsome young Polynesian prince.