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Oblong Box, The / Scream And Scream Again (1969)  link to Oblong Box, The / Scream And Scream Again on IMDb

Number: 274

cover Oblong Box, The / Scream And Scream Again

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: UK, 91 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Horror

Director: Gordon Hessler

Cast: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka, Sally Geeson

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
The Oblong Box - Vincent Price plays Sir Julian Markham, an aristocrat who is charged with the care of his brother, Edward, who was horribly disfigured in a voodoo ritual as punishment for some apparent crime he committed against the native tribe. Edward's face is messed up, along with his mind, and creates a devious plan to escape from his brother, who keeps him locked away in the attic. Well, the best-laid plans and such...something goes wrong, and Edward gets buried alive, but manages to escape and plots revenge. Christopher Lee has a bit part as an unscrupulous surgeon who performs experiments on freshly dead and buried bodies. The movie seems a little long-winded, and I felt about ten or fifteen minutes could have been shaved off, but no matter. The movie was passable, even though I saw the surprise ending coming a mile away.

Scream and Scream Again - The movie jumps between three different plot threads, the first thread involves a man who wakes up in a hospital room and only to find a limb missing. He wakes up at some later point, another limb is missing, and so on...the second thread involves Vincent Price as a doctor and a serial killer...the third involves a plot within a military state (the solders look Nazi in the way they dress, but the insignia is different). Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing make appearances and Vincent price shows up early for a short bit and then at the end for like 15 minutes.

Comments: MGM Home Entertainment;UPC027616878229;;Midnite Movies Double Feature;

Loaned: No

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