A group of sixties teenagers bored with the party they’re at drive out to a deserted old mansion, but their laughter turns to fear when one of them is killed in a frenzied knife attack. Another of them persuades the rest that they should solve the murder themselves rather than go to the police, not surprisingly opening the way to further carnage. —IMDb
Michael Armstrong (born 24 July 1944, Bolton, Lancashire, England) is a British writer and director
Armstrong trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was writing and directing films at the age of 22 with the award-winning short, The Image starring David Bowie and Michael Byrne. The following year, he wrote and directed his first feature film, The Haunted House of Horror, starring Frankie Avalon, Jill Haworth, Mark Wynter, Richard O’Sullivan and Dennis Price, following it with the notorious Mark of the Devil, starring Herbert Lom and Udo Kier which smashed all box office records in Europe and America on its first release in 1970 and has grown to be one of the biggest cult films ever. It is still banned in the UK.
Since then, Armstrong’s film credits have included House of the Long Shadows starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine, the highly successful comedies, Eskimo Nell starring Armstrong himself, Roy Kinnear, Christopher Timothy… read more
Jesus! Harsh ratings much? Though this may feel more like an uneventful episode of Scooby-Doo, the psychedelic bubblegum hip young adults coming into contact with two vicious acts of bloody violence is what I'm all about. No, it's not a good film. It's an oddity. An oddity that I can return to for some minor gothic slasher romp.