The Skull

Directed by
Freddie Francis
Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett
83 mins
 | 1965
 | United Kingdom
 | English

The Skull teams up horror legends Peter Cushing and Chrisopher Lee in a chilling, supernatural tale of murder from beyond the grave. Based on a short story by Robert Bloch, The Skull introduces us to Dr. Christopher Maitland (Cushing), a collector of the occult. When he is given the opportunity to purchase the skull of the infamous Marquis de Sade, he leaps at the chance. What he doesn't know is that his friend, Matthew Phillips (Lee) is the the former owner of the skull—and quite happy to be rid of it. Possession of the skull leads to a terrifying series of nightmarish events for Dr. Maitland as he tries to keep control of his life, and the forces of unspeakable evil bear down upon him.

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