01 August 2014

The Ghoul (1975)
83 min.
Directed by Freddie Francis.
With Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo, Veronica Carlson, Ian McCulloch, Gwen Watford, Stewart Bevan, Don Henderson.
Cushing is top notch in this effective British chiller about a former clergyman who keeps a secret possession locked up in the attic...his crazed flesh-hungry son who feeds upon the visitors!

This moody, atmospheric horror has a strong plotline and solid production values, Hammer vets Cushing and Carlson (1968's Dracula Has Risen from the Grave) shine in this non-Hammer mid '70s frightride.

Hurt is equally superb as the rough-edged groundskeeper who aids Cushing and the Ghoul's keeper (Bastedo) in their evil machinations.

From Tyburn Films also came other horrors: the grand guignol entry Persecution (1973) starring Lana Turner as well as Legend of the Werewolf (1975).

This one's also known as The Thing in the Attic.

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