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The Vault of Horror

3 Ratings: 4.0
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The stories based upon the comic book are "Midnight Mess", "The Neat Job", "This Trick'll Kill You", "Bargain in Death" and "Drawn and Quartered".  None of these were from the actual comic book … see full wiki

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Genre: Horror, Action, Adventure
Release Date: March 16, 1973
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about The Vault of Horror

E.C.'s second most popular title receives a movie adaptation!

  • Jul 31, 2009
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The Vault of Horror was another Amicus adaptation of the stories that were originally published in comic book form during the fifties. These stories came from the minds of publishing guru Bill Gaines and his staff of brilliant artists and story tellers. E.C. during the fifties was a hugely successful independent comic book company. But due to concerned parents and the crack down on comic book publishers by conservative politicians "who were protecting the children" created the Comic Book decency code that moralized all future comic books.

These brilliant stories first appeared in the VAULT OF HORROR series. Unlike the first film, the main character narrator is missing, other than that, it's the same omnibus style of film making. Odd stories with even mondo bizarro endings. Five tales that will make you crave for more! Stars Terry-Thomas, Denholm Elliot and Glynis Johns. Look for the European cut. It has more blood and gore than the tamed U.S. release.

Highly recommended.

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