House of Horrors

House of Horrors

Director: Jean Yarbrough Cast: Virginia Christine, Mary Field, Byron Foulger


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This marked the first starring role for Rondo Hatton, previously seen in a few Sherlock Holmes films as the spine-snapping killer "The Oxton Creeper." Hatton, a giant of a man whose face was deformed by acromegaly, was luridly promoted by the studios as a "human monster" who required no makeup. Here, he plays yet another brutish character, a homicidal convict who is rescued from drowning by mad sculptor Martin Kosleck. Hatton returns the favor by killing any critic who ever gave the artist a poor notice. Though Hatton never had the opportunity to develop his acting skills before his tragic death, there is nevertheless a glimmer of talent evident here, which is put to better use in his final film The Brute Man.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2013
UPC: 0025192049446
Original Release: 1946
Source: Universal Mod
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:06:00
Sales rank: 42,315

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Virginia Christine Lady of the Streets
Mary Field Nora, the Switchboard Operator
Byron Foulger Mr. Samuels
Howard Freeman Hal Ormiston
Bill Goodwin Lt. Larry Brooks
Virginia Grey Joan Medford
Martin Kosleck Marcel De Lange
Robert Lowery Steven Morrow
Alan Napier F. Holmes Harmon
Sid Saylor Morgue Clerk
Janet Shaw Beautiful Cab Driver
Joan Fulton Stella McNally
Rondo Hatton "The Creeper"

Technical Credits
Jean Yarbrough Director
George Bricker Screenwriter
Phil Cahn Editor
Maury Gertsman Cinematographer
John B. Goodman Art Director
Abraham Grossman Art Director
Jack P. Pierce Makeup
Ben Pivar Producer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- House of Horrors
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8

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