Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Horrors of the Black Museum1959

Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)





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Movie Info

Seeking the right note of verisimilitude for his upcoming novel, a blocked mystery writer decides to hypnotize his assistant into becoming a deformed killer so that he can witness the deaths first-hand. A number of creative deaths follow in this bloody thriller.


Michael Gough
as Edmond Bancroft
Shirley Ann Field
as Angela Banks
June Cunningham
as Joan Berkley
Geoffrey Keen
as Superintendent Graham
Gerald Anderson
as Dr. Ballan
John Warwick
as Inspector Lodge
Austin Trevor
as Commissioner Wayne
Howard Greene
as Tom Rivers
Stuart Saunders
as Fun Fair Barker
Hilda Barry
as Woman In Hall
Nora Gordon
as Woman in Hall
Maya Koumani
as Hypnotized Woman
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Critic Reviews for Horrors of the Black Museum

All Critics (4)

For all its contemporary setting, the plot of this lurid melodrama relies almost entirely on hackneyed Gothic paraphernalia.

February 1, 2018 | Full Review…

A film that goes in more for shock than horror.

December 7, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

"This one is a must see for horror film fans."

April 10, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Horrors of the Black Museum

Hmm, not sure what to make of this film! The opening scene with the binoculars is certainly effective but nothing after that really reaches those ghoulish heights. To say the acting is a bit ropey from a lot of the cast is an understatement and Shirley Ann Field is definitely responsible for most of it. The premise for the film is a good one but the script and acting make the whole thing laughable by the end. Gough is OTT but in a good way but this is more of a comedy now than a horror.

David Sayers
David Sayers

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