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THE HORROR OF IT ALL
1964 / Horror, Comedy
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Directed by Terence Fisher
Written by Ray Russell
Starring Pat Boone, Erica Rogers, Dennis Price, Andree Melly, Valentine Dyall and Jack Bligh

American salesman and his English fiancee visit her eccentric family who live in a remote old mansion in the countryside. The American soon realizes that someone is trying to kill everyone there to get the family fortune.

The following tags are associated with this movie: mystery
The Horror of It All (1964)
Review by Michael Mahoney

8 / 10
Starring Pat Boone (who provides the one jazzy musical number of the film, a song sharing the title of the film), this horror comedy ended up being a lot more fun than I anticipated going in.

At times, this flick felt a bit goofy, as though I were watching an episode of the Addams Family, but actually, for the most part, the humor was both still amusing and rather snappy at times. It felt like a more well-rounded version of The Old Dark House remake from 1963, I feel. Snappy story, fun sequences, a catchy song, and even a moment of both dread and suspense.

Pat Boone does perfectly fine as the lead character, and like I said, his one song lends the movie a bit more enjoyment. Erica Rogers and Andree Melly had solid presences also. Everyone else was just sort of there (Valentine Dyall has sort of a Vincent Price thing going on there in a few scenes), but no one did poorly, which it really all that matters.

Directed by the talented Terence Fisher (he brought us, among other films, The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, The Mummy, the 1959 Hound of the Baskervilles, Brides of Dracula, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Gorgon, and The Devil Rides Out), The Horror of It All isn't necessarily a classic, but I had a lot of fun with it, especially with the song and the ending. 7.5/10 (rounded up to 8/10 to fit site's format).
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