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Crucible of Terror (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | September 1985 (West Germany)
An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

Director:

Ted Hooker

Writers:

Ted Hooker (original screenplay), Tom Parkinson (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mike Raven ... Victor Clare
James Bolam ... John Davies
Mary Maude Mary Maude ... Millie
Ronald Lacey ... Michael Clare
Betty Alberge ... Dorothy Clare
John Arnatt ... Bill
Beth Morris Beth Morris ... Jane Clare
Judy Matheson ... Marcia
Melissa Stribling ... Joanna Brent
Kenneth Keeling Kenneth Keeling ... George Brent
Me Me Lai ... Chi-San (as Me Me Lay)
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An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

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The art of murder.

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Unholy Terror See more »

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Glendale Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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At c. 53 minutes, as the Rolls-Royce is about to be driven off, there is a badly parked black car directly in front of it, well away from the pavement. However, when the Rolls-Royce moves away in the next shot the black car is suddenly perfectly parked. See more »

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Referenced in Me Me Lai Bites Back (2018) See more »

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Ending came out of nowhere
5 July 2004 | by ethylesterSee all my reviews

A sexist old man of an artist thinks he can get any woman he wants to pose for his oh-so-wonderful paintings of "beauty" - but when he meets a woman who doesn't give hoot about posing for him, he gets a little self-conscious and stalks her until she gives in. After all, who WOULDN'T want to get taken advantage of and boringly painted by some dirty old man out in the middle of nowhere?? His wife used to pose for him but <gasp!> she grew OLD and now she's a dolly-carrying freakazoid stuck in infantile regression because of his verbal abuse. Nice way to treat your wife's natural aging process, jerk. This guy is so lame, not to mention he states clearly that the only thing woman are good for is to look at and be painted by beauty expert men like himself. Get a life. I guess he makes a good bad guy because I sure thought he was an idiot.

This movie has some kind of plot that involves people running away from things and hiding in caves. And lots of painting and posing. It's pretty boring.

Then, just when you think this movie is the ultimate boring movie of the century, the last 2 minutes prove that the writers were actually active thinkers. They had to come up with a creative way to end it! And boy, was it imaginative! It made absolutely no sense and involved the supernatural when the rest of the movie was set in real life. More of a random ending than Happy Birthday To Me. What a joke!

A boring, boring movie with lame characters. 2/10


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