England’s Tigon studios produced fairly sophisticated period horror films in the 1970s, including this drawing-room horror-mystery directed by Hammer stalwart Freddie Francis. Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage tastes in India during his father’s missionary work there. Cushing fears that his son will escape to prey upon the effete guests at his rural English estate during a cross-country auto race… though there may be more to fear from one of his guests than from his monstrous son.
Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo, Gwen Watford, Veronica Carlson
1975, colour, 88 minutes