When the Skull strikes you'll Scream!
|Directed by||Freddie Francis|
|Written by||Milton Subotsky|
|Produced by||Milton Subotsky; Max J. Rosenberg|
|Music by||Elisabeth Lutyens|
|Edited by||Oswal Hafenrichter|
|Distributed by||Amicus Productions; Paramount Pictures; Legend Films|
|Release date(s)|| June 9th, 1965 (UK)|
August 25th, 1965 (US)
|Running time||83 min.|
The Skull is a British horror film of the ghost/demon subgenre. It was directed by Freddie Francis and produced by Amicus Productions in the UK and distributed through Paramount Pictures in the United States. It premiered in the UK on June 9th, 1965 and in the United States on August 25th, 1965. The film is loosely based on the Robert Bloch short story The Skull of the Marquis de Sade.
|Peter Cushing||Doctor Christopher Maitland|
|Patrick Wymark||Anthony Marco|
|Jill Bennett||Jane Maitland|
|Nigel Green||Inspector Wilson|
|Patrick Magee||Police surgeon|
|Peter Woodthorpe||Bert Travers|
|George Coulouris||Doctor Londe|
|April Olrich||French girl|
|Maurice Good||Pierre, phrenologist|
|Paul Stockman||First guard|
|Geoffrey Cheshire||Second guard|
|Christopher Lee||Sir Matthew Phillips|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The Skull was originally issued an X rating, which was common for British horror films with mature content during the 1960s. In modern cinema, an X-rating is typically only given to pornographic films. The MPAA may still issue an x-rating to some horror films depending upon the levels of gore and violence presented in the film.
- The Skull was colorized and restored by Legend Films.
- Christopher Lee is credited as a guest star in this film.
External Links Edit
- The Skull at Wikipedia
- The Skull at AllRovi.com
- The Skull at Horrormovies.org
- The Skull at Popcorn Pictures
- The Skull at Classic-Horror.com
- The Skull at Obscurehorror.com