This creepy, atmospheric horror film from England's Amicus Productions dispenses with much of the tongue-in-cheek presentation of their popular '70s horror anthologies (such as Asylum and Dr. Terror's House of Horrors) in favor of a more adult-oriented approach. The story begins in the 18th century, as a young stable hand tries to prevent nobleman Fengriffen (Herbert Lom) from raping a young servant girl -- who happens to be the stable hand's wife -- and for this transgression has his hand lopped off. Flash forward to the present, where Fengriffen's ancestor (Ian Ogilvy) and his wife (Stephanie Beacham), now living on the ancestral estate, are haunted by the servant's vengeful spirit, as well as the severed hand itself, which roams the gloomy corridors of the mansion. Most video versions are taken from the TV print, which is missing some scenes of violence and nudity. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
This movie was sooo campy in the fashion of 70's horror movies. There was little to no gore and when there was...it looked like bright red paint and cuts were just smears of this paint on the face or body. The acting was waaay over done. I did like it though. Something to watch while drinking good wine or beer on a week night.
This movie is ok to watch one time and i would not recommend this to Peter Cushing fans becuase he has too little to do. Nothing chilly or creepy about this movie but it is interesting in parts. Watch it one time!