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Posted October 1, 2010
The Skull of the Marquis de Sade
" The Skull" is a top-of-the-line horror flick adeptly directed by Freddie Francis, who also directed the excellent but little-known and critically underrated noir thriller " Nightmare." Peter Cushing is in fine fettle in this pure and simple scary movie devoid of all the glop and goo, the bloody entrails, the obligatory chainsaw (of course), and the gobs of brains of modern horror movies. Don't get me wrong--chainsaws can be scary too, but if you have a good story they aren't requisite. If " The Skull" has any shortcomings it would be its more or less anticlimactic ending. Robert Bloch (" Psycho" ) worte the intelligent script.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.