#monstermonday Roll Up! Roll Up! Dr Diabolo will reveal all, unveil your fates and fortune for a fiver! What a classic turn Burgess Meredith gave us as 'Beelzebub', 'Lucifer'. the 'Serpent of old' ..the DEVIL, in the guise of Dr Diabolo...under the cover of a sideshow attraction! Peter Cushing and Jack Palance appeared in one of Amicus film BEST little stories in 'Torture Garden', 'The Man Who Collected Poe'.... a truly creepy story..and with Burgess as the strand that ties it all together, it was a recipe for success!
Palance fights Cushing for the secret of his Poe Collection....
“Atropos, Goddess of Destiny; in the left hand, the skein of life, in the right, the shears of fate. Each coloured thread represents a human life, and the shears have the power to cut it short.”
According to IMDB that five pounds that Dr Diabolo charges his fated costumers to enter the Torture Garden??.. IMDB says quote...'The film obviously takes place in the UK, but the banknotes seen on screen from his customers clearly US currency!'...well take a look at the transparency ABOVE!
A SMILING ATROPOS? On set during the making of 'TORTURE GARDEN' at Shepperton Studios
TRIVIA: This was Burgess Meredith's one and only appearance in an Amicus film, and he plays the 'link' between the stories very well.... of ALL the Amicus link characters...is THIS your favourite?
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