|Directed by||Freddie Francis|
|Produced by||Max Rosenberg
|Written by||Robert Bloch|
|Release date(s)||May 1966|
|Running time||82 min.|
It deals with a police inspector who investigates a string of murders where the victims have dolls attached to their bodies. The trail soon leads to one Mrs. Von Sturm, who knows a set of dark secrets that may hold the key to the murders.
- Patrick Wymark as Inspector Holloway
- Margaret Johnston as Mrs. Von Sturm
- John Standing as Mark Von Sturm
- Alexander Knox as Frank Saville
- Judy Huxtable as Louise Saville
- Don Borisenko as Donald Loftis
- Thorley Walters as Martin Roth
- Robert Crewdson as Victor Ledoux
- Colin Gordon as Dr. Glyn
- Tim Barrett as Morgan
- John Harvey as Reinhardt Klermer
- Harold Lang as Briggs
The film was originally known as Shizo. Shooting started September 1965.
The film was very popular in Europe, particularly Italy.
- Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 40-42
- Nathaniel Thompson, "The Psychopath", Turner Classic Movies accessed 23 February 2014
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