Diary of a Madman (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

Diary of a Madman1963

Diary of a Madman (1963)





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A horrifying "horla," the evil, murderous spirit of an executed man, possesses a French judge in this suspenseful horror film. Now the only way to stop it is to commit suicide. The plot is adapted from a classic tale by Guy de Maupassant.


Vincent Price
as Magistrate Simon Cordier
Chris Warfield
as Paul Duclasse
Nancy Kovack
as Odette Mallotte
Elaine Devry
as Jeanne D'Arville
Ian Wolfe
as Pierre
Stephen Roberts
as Police Captain Robert Rennedon
Lewis Martin
as Father Raymonde
Mary Adams
as Louise
Edward Colmans
as Andre D'Arville
Nelson Olmsted
as Dr. Borman
Harvey Stephens
as Louis Girot
Wayne Collier
as Arguing Cafe Couple
Gloria Clark
as Arguing Cafe Couple
Don Brodie
as Marcel the Postman
Joseph Ruskin
as The Horla
George Sawaya
as Wagon Driver
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Critic Reviews for Diary of a Madman

All Critics (3)

A nifty horror treat until it runs out of steam toward the end.

February 20, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Lacked humor and genuine horror.

July 31, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Diary of a Madman

Not a very well known Price film, but it's actually a very good movie, and he gives a great performance as always. If you're a fan you should really check this one out if you can find it.

Aj V
Aj V

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Grim retelling of the story "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, Vincent Price does admirably as the tormented protagonist. Wonderful, colorful sets and interesting subtext.

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