Chamber of Horrors (1966 film)

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Chamber of Horrors
Directed by Hy Averback
Produced by Hy Averback
Written by Stephen Kandel
Narrated by William Conrad
Music by William Lava
Cinematography Richard H. Kline
Edited by David Wages
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Running time
99 min.
Country United States
Language English

Chamber of Horrors is a 1966 horror film directed by Hy Averback and starring Patrick O'Neal, Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Wayne Rogers and Laura Devon. The screenplay is by Stephen Kandel, from a story by Kandel and Ray Russell.

The film was released to theatres but was originally shot as a television movie[1] and a pilot film for a proposed series called House of Wax.[2]


Danova and Hyde-White are proprietors of a wax museum in Baltimore who are also amateur sleuths. They are drawn into the investigation of Jason Cravette (O'Neal), an insane murderer who kills a woman and then "marries' her. They help the police capture him, but he escapes and vows vengeance on all who "betrayed" him.

The film used the gimmicks of the Fear Flasher and the Horror Horn to alert viewers to grisly moments.[1] The film was released theatrically because it was too intense for television.[2] The gimmicks were added (along with a few star cameos like Tony Curtis, Suzy Parker, and Marie Windsor) to increase the running time. There are plot similarities between this and Dark Intruder, which was released the previous year.

The film is narrated by William Conrad.

Video Release[edit]

Chamber of Horrors was released on DVD by Warner Home Video in September, 2008 with a co-feature, The Brides of Fu Manchu.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Allmovie, via, accessed 29 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b Archived June 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^, accessed 29 September 2008.

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