A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »
England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.
Dr. Alice Dodgson gets her medical license revoked after the death of a patient. She's facing the possibility of not getting any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one young man who ... See full summary »
Five strangers board a descending lift, one by one, in a modern office block in London. They reach the sub-basement, though none of them have pressed for that destination. There they find a large, elaborately furnished room that appears to be a gentlemen's club. The lift door has closed; there are no buttons to bring it back, nor any other exit. Resigned to waiting for help, they settle down with drinks and talk. The conversation turns to dreams, and each man tells of a recurring nightmare. Segment 1: Midnight Mess: Harold Rodgers (Daniel Massey) tracks his sister Donna (Anna Massey) to a strange village, and kills her to claim her share of the family inheritance. After settling down to a post-murder meal at the local restaurant, he discovers the town is home to a nest of vampires: Donna is not as dead as he thinks, and he becomes the dish of the night when his jugular vein is tapped out as a beverage dispenser. Segment 2 The Neat Job: The obsessively neat Arthur Critchit (...Written by
Despite the film's title, none of the stories showcased appeared in the EC comic "The Vault of Horror." The story "The Neat Job" originally appeared in "Shock SuspenStories," and each other story originally appeared in "Tales from the Crypt." See more »
(at around 57 mins) The first thing seen in the voodoo hut is a mask obviously meant to be of Haitian origin, though it's actually of Pacific Northwestern Native American origin. See more »
Although the UK cinema version was uncut the 1988 video and TV showings of the film used the U.S print featuring the freeze frames as mentioned above. The 1993 Vipco video (and later DVD) featured the original cinema print and is accurately described as the 'Uncut Version'. See more »
Five men take an elevator in a building that does not stop at the ground, but in the under basement. When they leave the elevator, they find a room with no push button, a table with five chairs and beverages. They started conversation and each one tell his weird nightmare to the others to kill time. In the end, they find where they are.
"The Vault of Horror" is an underrated anthology by Amicus with five segments:
"Midnight Mess": a man finds that his estranged sister lives in a town where people stay at home when the darkness comes.
"The Neat Job": a middle-age bachelor with cleanness phobia marries a younger woman and drives her crazy with his obsession.
"This Trick´ll Kill You": a magician and his wife find a new trick during his vacation in India and he becomes obsessed to learn the secret.
"Bargain in death": a man plots a scheme to receive his life insurance.
"Drawn and Quartered": a painter living in Caribe learns that has been lured by his agent and uses voodoo to revenge.
This film is a great entertainment for the fans of Tales from the Crypt. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "A Cripta dos Sonhos" ("The Crypt of the Dreams")
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