UK, 1964, color, 83′
by Freddie Francis
Script Milton Subotsky, based on the short story ” The Skull of the Marquis de Sade” by Robert Bloch – Editing Oswald Hafenrichter – Cinematography John Wilcox – Special Effects Ted Samuels – Art Direction Bill Constable – Music Elisabeth Lutyens – Cast Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee, Christopher Lee – Production Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky for Amicus.
A collector of esoterica, Dr. Maitland, buys an unusual skull from his ordinary source of artifacts. The skull is what remains of marquis De Sade. Much too soon he discovers how the skull affects him: by turning him into a frenzied killer.