Classic Horror Movie Collection (Box Set)

  |  Buy to Own: 14/10/2002
  |  512 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set of six Seventies horror films. In 'The Uncanny' (1977) Wilbur Gray (Peter Cushing) is a seemingly eccentric old author who presents his publisher with his latest manuscript. In it Gray claims that cats are the true rulers of Earth, and in the the three ensuing stories he expounds this feline theory. In the first story a long-suffering young maid kills the harridan-like mistress of the house, only to be avenged by the old lady's ever-loyal cats. In the second story a family's life is turned upside down when a woman staying with them turns out to be a witch, accompanied by her sinister black cat. In the final tale, a cat exerts a horrifying revenge on its sadistic owner. In 'The Monster' (1975) new parents Lucy and Gino Carlesi want only the best for their newborn child But their baby boy has something of the night about him, filled with an inexplicable hatred. The freak child develops quickly becoming super strong. Despite the baby's presence at the site of various deaths, the doctors refuse to believe the child can be implicated. Only Sister Albana (Eileen Atkins) senses the evil within the tiny tot. Whilst 'Hands of the Ripper' (1971) Anna (Angharad Rees) is unknowingly the daughter of Jack the Ripper, and as a child witnessed the death of her mother at her evil father's hands. Some fifteen years later the young woman has become terribly troubled by something and enters strange violent trances. Her case is assigned to psychiatrist Dr Pritchard (Eric Porter) who believes he can cure Anna, but as he uncovers her violent memories and her murderous behaviour is unleashed he starts to fear that the case is spiralling out of control. 'Countess Dracula' (1971) stars Ingrid Pitt in her defining role as the Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory - who is reported to have murdered over 600 young girls. Bathory discovers that bathing in the blood of virgins keeps her looking youthful and arranges for the kidnapping of her own daughter, Ilona (Lesley-Anne Down), in order to use her blood. She takes on Ilona's identity and seduces a young man but the supply of blood needs constant topping up otherwise Bathory will age vigorously. In 'Twins of Evil' (1971) a pair of twins, Maria and Frieda, move from Vienna to the village of Karstein to live with Aunt Katy and grim Uncle Gustav (Peter Cushing) in the shadow of the dreaded Karstein Castle. Gustav is a fanatical Puritan and leader of a religious sect - the Brotherhood, feared for their witch hunts and burnings. At the castle, a mock sacrificial rite is organised, where Count Karnstein stabs a girl strapped to a sarcophagus and reincarnates his vampire ancestor the beautiful Countess Mircalla Karnstein. Her first act is to bite the count, turning him into a vampire. The Count then captures the beautiful Frieda and sinks his fangs into her neck and she, too, is transformed into one of the undead. The Brotherhood manage to capture Frieda and prepare to burn her at the stake but Karnstein manages to switch the twins. Maria will face the fire while Frieda goes free to create evil havoc. Finally 'Vampire Circus' (1971) is set in a small Eastern European town in the early 19th century and concerns the terrible vengeance of a gypsy woman attached to a travelling circus. All who cross her path perish horribly as she fulfils the dying curse of a vampire Count.