Stars: Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Olaf Pooley, Sharon Gurney Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The family of a tyrannical stockbroker plan to murder him but, just as they think they have succeeded, the corpse moves... Film lists and highlights from BFI Player. ©2020 British Film Institute. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Again, over here it was known as Crucible of Horror. Reviews of Crucible of Horror at the time of its premiere in the US tended to be favourable. The Corpse (released in North America as Crucible of Horror) is a 1971 British horror film, produced by Gabrielle Beaumont and directed by Viktors Ritelis. It was the 13th episode of the show's second season.. Olaf Pooley. Unable to add item to List. Future learning and skills – giving everyone the opportunity to build a lifelong relationship with film. Walter Eastwood (Michael Gough), a well-to-do Englishman, is physically and mentally abusive to his wife Edith (Mitchell) and their 16-year-old daughter Jane (Gurney). Search the BFI National Archive collections, Read research data and market intelligence, Yvonne Mitchell
Walter goes alone on a shooting weekend at his cottage in the country. Highlight. Hampton Stone - The Corpse Was No Bargain At All - 1st Ed 1971 - R/Hale F/copy This is from a large collection of Robert Hale publications that has been in my fathers safe keeping for 45 years. , In the UK, The Corpse was on an X cert double-bill with the US import Psycho Killer (1970).
The film's meagre £55,000 budget was raised from London-Cannon Films, the British subsidiary of Cannon Films.
He seems to have raised his son and employee, Rupert (Simon Gough), to be somewhat like himself. He states that Crucible of Horror is 'superbly directed by Viktors Ritelis and beautifully played by Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney and Michael Gough' and notes that 'for tight, merciless tension and venom, the movie is uncommonly effective and engrossing'. (The GP rating became PG in 1972). It notes the high quality of the acting and reports that 'Young Sharon Gurney gets introductory billing, celebrating the occasion by plunging in with a nude scene, hysterics and a sharp sense of defying her elders'. Quite a picture. Scream Factory announced plans to bring this title onto Blu-Ray, under licence from MGM. The low budget meant that expenses had to be minimal, so an actual house was used for on-location filming, with the remainder shot at Merton Park Studios in London. When the owners of the Lotus Cat Food Company, who manufacture an exotic, high priced type of kitty chow, run short of cash, they find themselves in big trouble with their suppliers. They load the box into Edith's estate car and drive it to a worksite where they push to box down a steep embankment and into a pond.  The film's 'on-screen credits list a 1971 copyright statement for May Films, Ltd'; but The Corpse/Crucible of Horror was never registered for copyright. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. At the cottage, they find the bed empty and discover a large wooden box at the back of the cottage. This release came out on April 10, 2018, utilizing a restored 2k scan of the best available film element under its Crucible of Horror title, and presented in the original 1.66:1 widescreen ratio along with the films US theatrical trailer.