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Curse of the Crimson Altar is a 1968 British horror film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff and Mark Eden. The film was produced by Lewis M. Heyward for Tigon British Film Productions. The film was released as The Crimson Cult in the U.S. The story is based on the book The Dreams in Witch House by H. P. Lovecraft. The house in the film is Grim’s Dyke House in Harrow Weald, Middlesex, England, the former home of William S. Gilbert.

Trivia:

  • The house used in the film is Grim’s Dyke House (now a hotel) in Harrow Weald, Middlesex. The house was formerly the home of William S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.
  • In its U.S. laser disc edition from the 1990s, the music track of the film was totally modified in favor of a more modern tone score.
  • German Import DVD has two Super-8mm Versions (English language), as a special feature on the disc.
  • Boris Karloff became ill with pneumonia while shooting this project.
  • Barbara Steele