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HORROR HOTEL (1960) ***

In this low key but effective horror chiller, Christopher Lee stars as a professor who sends his prize student to a small New England town where brutal witch burnings took place centuries earlier to research a report on witchcraft. When she discovers that the whole town is still populated by witches, they sacrifice her. When she doesn’t return home, her concerned brother and boyfriend investigate and learn that Lee is actually a witch and means to sacrifice them too. In the fiery conclusion, the members of the coven burn up at the sight of the cross. The pacing drags here and there but the film has a number of atmospheric scenes. It’s also interesting to note that it’s structurally similar to Psycho (A pretty blonde goes to a mysterious hotel and is murdered, then her lover and her sibling come looking for her.) which was released the same year.
Tags: christopher lee, h, horror
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