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The film tells the story of an English businessman who has for years and in various ways abused his wife and daughter. Eventually, they kill him. But he inexplicably comes back to life and their day-to-day lives immediately revert to the way that they were before he died. The film was shot in but not released to theatres in the UK until under the title The Corpse. It was retitled Crucible of Horror for its US theatrical release, also in Walter Eastwood Michael Gougha well-to-do Englishman, is physically and mentally abusive to his wife Edith Mitchell and their year-old daughter Jane Gurney.
He is possibly sexually abusive to his daughter. He seems to have raised his son and employee, Rupert Simon Goughto be somewhat like himself. Walter goes alone on a shooting weekend at his cottage in the country. Edith and Jane follow and after sedating him with drugged whisky Edith shoots him with a single-barrelled shotgun. The two drag his body upstairs, undress him and put him to bed, leaving on the nightstand a glass of whisky and a bottle of pills, to make it look as if Walter took his own life.
Horror Live - Distress - Putrid Corpse and Jane return home to London, expecting at any moment that someone will report Walter missing.
But only Rupert realises that he hasn't shown up for work and demands that Jane and Edith return to the cottage to see if he's there or not. At the cottage, they find the bed empty and discover a large wooden box at the back of the cottage. It contains Walter's dead body. They load the box into Edith's estate car and drive it to a worksite where they push to box down a steep embankment and into a pond.
They go back home, afraid that the death will be discovered, and found to be a murder, but no one contacts them. A short time later, someone unseen enters the Eastwood house. It's Walter. First he frightens Jane by hanging upside-down from the rafters.
Then, next morning, he comes downstairs for breakfast, looking perfectly normal in his suit and tie, and everything Horror Live - Distress - Putrid Corpse as it was before he was killed.
The low budget meant that expenses had to be minimal, so an actual house was used for on-location filming, with the remainder shot at Merton Park Studios in London. The Corpse was Ritelis's only movie, but he had 'a long and fruitful career as a television director'. The Corpse was not submitted to the British Board of Film Horror Live - Distress - Putrid Corpse until after the BBFC had changed 'the threshold of the X category' on 1 July  when the minimum audience-member age for exhibition was raised from 16 to Mitchell and Michael Gough were at the time well-known stage performers and Gough was a 'fixture' in British horror films.
The two married inbefore the film was released. In the US, Cannon Films gave the movie its new title, Crucible of Horror'presumably to make it seem like a better running-mate for its co-feature, Boris Karloff 's Cauldron of Blood ', a film released after Karloff's death. No minimum age for exhibition was specified.
The GP rating became PG in By the summer ofCrucible of Horror was on the US drive-in theatre circuit. For example, it was shown on 1 and 2 Junea Friday and Saturday, as the third film on a triple-bill at the Mt. The other two films were the non-horror Fists of Fury and Prime Cut The Sum Of Our hearts - Various - The Day America Cried - Songs Of Hope For A Unified Nation was the 13th Heart Filled With Love - Various - Back From The Grave Volume 6 of the show's second season.
This release was unlicensed, as it was presumed the title had fallen into public domain by that time. Despite being in a cropped 1. Fat W Video. This release came out on April 10thutilizing a restored 2k scan of the best available film element under its Crucible of Horror title, and presented in the original 1. As ofthis title has not been released on video in the UK in any form, most presumably due to rights issues. Reviews of Crucible of Horror at the time of its premiere in the US tended to be favourable.
Howard Simpson of The New York Times attended the opening night of Cauldron of Blood and Crucible Horror Live - Distress - Putrid Corpse Horror and writes in his review that the former is 'painful to watch' and that 'the one to see, without running' is the latter.
He states that Crucible of Horror is 'superbly directed by Viktors Ritelis and beautifully played Cumbia Del Gato - Tulio Enrique Leon - Cumbia Del Gato / La Cumbia De Mi Tierra Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney and Michael Gough' and notes that 'for tight, merciless tension and venom, the movie is uncommonly effective and engrossing'.
He adds that 'the twist of a civilized, very British fadeout Quite a picture. BoxOffice magazine also praised the film upon its release, saying Horror Live - Distress - Putrid Corpse 'no one can deny that [it] isn't effectively done.
It notes the high quality of the acting and reports that 'Young Sharon Gurney gets introductory billing, celebrating the occasion by plunging in with a nude scene, hysterics and a sharp sense of defying her elders'. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the film. For other uses, see Corpse disambiguation. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.
Please help improve Horror Live - Distress - Putrid Corpse article by introducing citations to additional sources. American theatrical poster, bearing the Crucible of Horror title. Gabrielle Beaumont Christopher C. Dewey Dennis Friedland. Retrieved 5 April American Film Institute. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 9 April Original Poster.
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