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The Crimson Cult
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The Crimson Cult (1970)
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Come face to face with naked fear on the altar of evil!

What obscene prayer or human sacrifice can satisfy the Devil-God?

In this spooky thriller, an evil sorcerer invites an innocent young man and his girl friend to his dark and scary mansion. The two have no idea that the black magician is planning to sacrifice the young man to atone for the evil misdeeds of his ancestors who 200 years ago burned the wizard's relative, a witch, at the stake. A crazy party precedes the gruesome ritual. Fortunately for the young couple the sage Professor March (80-year-old Boris Karloff in one of his final films) is also a skilled magic maker and is there to save them. The film is also titled Curse of the Crimson Altar and The Crimson Altar.

Curse of the Crimson Altar is a 1968 British horror film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Barbara Steele and Mark Eden. The film was produced by Lewis M. Heyward for Tigon British Film Productions. The film was cut and released as The Crimson Cult in the United States. It is based (uncredited) on the short story "The Dreams in the Witch House" by H. P. Lovecraft. The house in the film is Grim's Dyke House in Harrow Weald, Middlesex, England, the allegedly haunted former home of William S. Gilbert; this film also featured the final appearance of horror heavyweight Boris Karloff

Release Date: April 1970

Distrib: American International