Effective British horror anthology containing four tales barely held together by its framing concept. Other than its central premise about the house not really working this seventies' anthology pretty much hits it marks. Best In show is the first tale starring Denholm Elliott and the third with Christopher Lee. Last tale a silly one despite a sexy Ingrid Pitt.
Denholm Elliot's segment is a sub-Diaboliques piece with some real neat visual ideas, Cushing's a Bava - esque detour into perverse romanticism, and Pertwee's pre - Dante vampire flick oodles of fun...but the third segment is a masterpiece. An intense, evocative, brilliantly acted three hander rich in suggestion. Franks is simply chilling. Anyone fond of Hereditary's mix of Bergman and B - movie needs to see it NOW
Nothing wrong with the stories per se, but sometimes I find certain types of British horror flicks kind of awkward. In addition, this one felt tired and Duffell's direction seemed lazy. Christopher Lee is always a joy, though, although his character wasn't particularly interesting here.