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The Black Torment (1964)

A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Sears ... Lady Elizabeth Fordyke
John Turner ... Sir Richard Fordyke
Ann Lynn ... Diane
Peter Arne ... Seymour
Norman Bird ... Harris
Raymond Huntley ... Colonel John Wentworth
Annette Whiteley Annette Whiteley ... Mary
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Black John (as Francis de Wolff)
Joseph Tomelty ... Sir Giles Fordyke
Patrick Troughton ... Ostler - Regis
Roger Croucher Roger Croucher ... Apprentice - Brian
Charles Houston ... Jenkins
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... Coachman - Tom
Kathy McDonald Kathy McDonald ... Kate (as Kathy MacDonald)
Jack Taylor Jack Taylor ... Soldier
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A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?

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What was the deadly power that desired and devoured the women of Fordyke? See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit the opening forest murder. All later releases feature the same cut print. See more »

Alternate Versions

Cut by the BBFC for its 1964 and 1970 UK cinema release. These cuts seem to have persisted into all home video releases since, albeit with the rating reducing from X, AA, 15 down to 12. See more »

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An atmospheric British horror!
7 December 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Robert Hartford-Davis("Corruption","The Fiend")directed this little gem of horror in 1964.Admittedly the action is pretty slow,but still the film has some eerie moments-especially the beginning is very creepy.The ghostly bits are well-done and the ending is a bit confusing.The acting is acceptable and the film has one or two unsettling moments.So if you like British horror movies "The Black Torment" is worth checking out! Recommended!


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1965 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Estate of Insanity See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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