Boy, the way Dead Miller played....
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Brentwood's HELL IN THE FAMILY 4 Movie Pack is comprised of a trio of lesser-known early 1970s works (and one from '69) that are sure to please all fright film fans.
IT HAPPENED AT NIGHTMARE INN-- A British woman searching for her sister stops at a Spanish roadside inn run by two crazy old women. Atmospherically reminiscent of Hitchcock's "Psycho."
LEGACY OF BLOOD-- In order to receive their shares of a $136,000,000 inheritance, four children of a deceased eccentric must stay a week in their father's creepy mansion. Jealous arguments ensue and eventually, murder.
MURDER MANSION-- Heavily edited Euro-horror film has little violence left in it. A fogbound night brings several couples (and others) together at an isolated house next to an ancient cemetery, where surviving the night alive and in one piece isn't all that easy.
NIGHT OF BLOODY HORROR-- The girlfriends of a former mental patient are dying and he's the prime suspect. Filmed in a gimmicky process called Violent Vision ®.
THE MASTER OF HORROR 4 Movie Pack features works by the one and only Roger Corman.
BRENTWOOD's 4-fers are nicely priced movie bundles. Video and sound quality of these digitally unrestored public domain films is generally fine. Discs are dual-side recorded.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(4.7) It Happened At Nightmare Inn (Spain-1970) - Judy Geeson/Aurora Bautista/Esperanza Roy
(1.8) Legacy Of Blood ("Blood Legacy") (1971) - John Carradine/Faith Domergue/Norman Bartold/Jeff Morrow/Merry Anders/Richard Davalos/Ivy Bethune/Buck Kartalian
(4.9) Murder Mansion (Spain/Italy-1972) - Andres Resino/Evelyn Stewart/Alberto Dalbes/Analie Gade/Analise Nardi/Eduardo Fajardo
(3.6) Night Of Bloody Horror (1969) - Gerald McRaney/Gaye Yellen/Herbert Nelson/Evelyn Hendricks"