Torture Garden

  • 1967
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Horror

Four stories from the pen of Robert Bloch (PSYCHO) are bookended by Burgess Meredith as Dr. Diabolo, a carnival barker who provides four patrons with glimpses into their future. The first episode, "Enoch," concerns a young playboy who falls under the spell of a cat, prompting him to murder people and turn them into cat food. "Terror over Hollywood" follows...read more

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Four stories from the pen of Robert Bloch (PSYCHO) are bookended by Burgess Meredith as Dr. Diabolo, a carnival barker who provides four patrons with glimpses into their future. The first episode, "Enoch," concerns a young playboy who falls under the spell of a cat, prompting him to

murder people and turn them into cat food. "Terror over Hollywood" follows an aspiring actress as she falls in love with a famous star, only to discover that he is a robot and be turned into a robot herself, attaining fame in the bargain. In "Mr. Steinway," the worst episode, a female reporter

falls in love with a concert pianist. Their relationship is cut short, however, when a piano, controlled by the jealous spirit of the pianist's mother, kills the reporter. The final story, "The Man Who Collected Poe," features Palance as a collector of Edgar Allan Poe paraphernalia who murders a

fellow collector, Cushing, in an attempt to acquire some rare manuscripts. He is then visited by Poe himself. The fifth member of Meredith's audience refuses to have his future told and stabs the prognosticator, causing the other four to flee in fear. After they've gone, Meredith reveals that the

stabbing is just part of his act. Although marred by the uneven quality of the episodes, TORTURE GARDEN does have a few creepy moments. Especially effective is the final episode in which Poe's spirit is conjured up from the great beyond.

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