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3.4
136 Ratings

The City of the Dead

Horror Hotel

Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
United Kingdom, 1960
Horror, Thriller, Cult

Synopsis

On the recommendation of her professor (Christopher Lee), a young female student (played by Venetia Stevenson) travels to the fictional Massachusetts town of Whitewood to do some research into witchcraft.

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The City of the Dead Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey

Critics reviews

No other film, shy of Lars von Trier’s Dogville, ever made such a maddened glory out of a confining set, and no one beyond Guy Maddin as ever employed enveloping shadow to such voluminous effect… Horror Hotel plays like a movie with a bad dream for a screenplay, shot in a fog of unreason, and set in a cobwebby claustrophobic nowhere you could easily believe the roads don’t go to anymore. If it’s Halloween, that’s where you want to be.
October 31, 2013
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