The Ghoul

  • 1975
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Horror

Another attempt at interlocking British colonialism with horror, this unimaginative film is set in the 1920s and features Cushing as a defrocked clergyman who once spent time in India. Back in England, Cushing harbors a deep, dark family secret: his son, Henderson, suffers from uncontrollable cannibalism. Cushing keeps Henderson locked in the attic, but...read more

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Another attempt at interlocking British colonialism with horror, this unimaginative film is set in the 1920s and features Cushing as a defrocked clergyman who once spent time in India. Back in England, Cushing harbors a deep, dark family secret: his son, Henderson, suffers from

uncontrollable cannibalism. Cushing keeps Henderson locked in the attic, but the lad manages to escape and terrorize the countryside during a major auto race. Meanwhile, gardener Hurt is a complete lunatic in his own right and is responsible for one death himself. Cushing and other familiar Hammer

faces give this the old college try, but Francis' dull direction--endless shots of Henderson's legs creeping down the stairs--makes the cause hopeless. The film was never released in the US, later turning up on television and videotape.

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  • Released: 1975
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Another attempt at interlocking British colonialism with horror, this unimaginative film is set in the 1920s and features Cushing as a defrocked clergyman who once spent time in India. Back in England, Cushing harbors a deep, dark family secret: his son, H… (more)

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