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Crucible Of Terror

2.9 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Product Description

A Cornish sculptor coats models with molten bronze and calls it art.

Review

An Oddly Effective Maverick Entry In The Annals Of Independent British Fright-Flicks With Sex, The Supernatural, And The Art Of Murder. --Video Vista

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Product Details

  • Actors: Mike Raven
  • Directors: Ted Hooker
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Severin Films
  • DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Y7F1JG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,132 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Crucible Of Terror" on IMDb

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By Thomas M. Sipos VINE VOICE on July 21, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Victor Clare (former BBC DJ, Mike Raven) is an artist. He "worships" beauty. He wants to "preserve" and "possess" beauty. That's why he never sells his work. It's not his job, it's his devotion. Fortunately, his workload is manageable because his taste in beauty is narrow. No trees or sunsets or daffodils. No landscapes, or still lives, or abstracts. He only paints women. Young women. Young nekkid women. And nothing but.

Hey, he's an artist.

Actually, Victor doesn't just paint. He also sculpts. If you've seen House of Wax (1953), you've got a rough idea of his technique. It's one reason the film is called Crucible of Terror. A crucible is "a vessel used for melting or calcining materials at high temperatures." It's also "the bottom of an ore furnace in which the molten metal collects." Victor owns one of each.

A crucible is also "a severe test or trial." People trapped in a tense, suffocating social setting are said to be in a crucible. That pretty much describes Victor's dinner parties. Millie (Mary Maude) endured one of those. In fact, she suffered through an entire weekend with Victor and family. One can't blame her if she ends up dumping Jack (James Bolam).

Here's how it all began ...

Jack, the owner of a London art gallery, is in a financial pickle. He could escape debt if only he had more works by that mysterious reclusive artist, whose bronze sculpture of a nekkid woman sold for a good price. But Victor (who else?) refuses to sell his works. Luckily for Jack, Victor's no-good drunken son, Michael (Ronald Lacey), has been stealing dad's works, to sell to Jack. But Michael can't sell too many, lest Victor notice.
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A psychotronic gem and a rather original tale in the "mad artist" subgenre of horror film, this is the first version of "Crucible of Terror" not to suffer from ghastly editing and bad prints that have so far been the norm. Having seen the entire film while vacationing in London, I can say that this is 99% intact but I am not complaining about the missing 1%. The print is clear and some of the more erotic and disturbing scenes have not been hacked out. Character actor Ronald Lacey is a hoot as the embittered toad of a son to an equally piggish and megalomaniacal reclusive artist played by former BBC DJ Mike Raven. Raven definitely looks the part and a whole slew of other British character actors round out this macabre tale of art, obsession, and murder most foul. Recommended for lovers of bizarre low-budget cinema!
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Had this movie on VHS, and I never thought they released it to DVD. When I found this, I snatched a copy. This is one of the B-movies that remains one of my favorites today. If you like B-rated horror films, I suggest you check this one out!
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I checked this film out solely based on the title, Crucible of Terror (1972), because I thought it sounded...well, cool...Crucible of...TERROR...oooh, sounds scary, doesn't it? Well, it wasn't...not one wee bit. It was kind of interesting, but more from a curiosity standpoint. Thing is, the whole `artist who creates art by destroying the living' thing has already been done, and in much better films like House of Wax (1953) and Bucket of Blood (1959). Co-written and directed by someone named Ted Hooker (in his one and only film), Crucible of Terror stars former British radio DJ Mike Raven (Lust for a Vampire, I, Monster) and Mary Maude (Scorpio). Also appearing is James Bolam (Straight on Till Morning), Betty Alberge (Disciple of Death), John Arnatt (Hysteria), Judy Matheson (Lust for a Vampire, Twins of Evil), Beth Morris (Son of Dracula), and Ronald Lacey, whom most will recognize as Major Toht from the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)...wow, he sure lost a lot of hair since this film...

As the film starts, we see scenes of a forge heating up, a nekkid, unconscious woman (enjoy it because this is it for the nekkid parts in the entire film) being covered in plaster or something, and then molten bronze poured from a crucible into the cast...then cut to a middling art show run by John (Bolam). Seems John is having a tough time of it, up to his eyeballs in debt, but pieces by one particular artist are selling well, and John sees an opportunity, but there's a catch. The artist, named Victor (Raven), is somewhat of a recluse, and John only had access to sell some of Victor's art because Victor's son Mike (Lacey) pilfered said art pieces from his father in order to support his enormous drinking habit (or so I'm guessing because the guy was constantly hammered throughout the film).
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Artist Victor Clare (Mike Raven) is wowing the art world w/ his full-sized bronze sculptures of beautiful nude women. One art-lover even breaks into a gallery in an attempt to steal Victor's latest masterwork! He winds up being murdered for his efforts. The gallery owner, John Davis, decides to visit Victor's home / studio in order to secure further sculptures. Once there, he discovers a fractured family w/ many problems and many more secrets. Predictably, many deaths ensue. Victor's family members are quite interesting, including his sniveling, drunken son (Ronald Lacey- THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK), and his childlike, mentally disturbed wife. Among the visitors staying at Victor's homestead, there are several lovely young lasses! Unfortunately, they've caught Victor's eye. Will anyone survive the weekend? If you are a fan of slow-building horror stories populated by odd characters, accentuated w/ mystery, murder, and a touch of the supernatural, then you'll enjoy CRUCIBLE OF TERROR...
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