THE HOUSE IN MARSH ROAD (1960) Reviews and overview

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The House in Marsh Road is a 1960 British supernatural horror feature film directed by Montgomery Tully (The Electronic MonsterThe Terrornauts) from a screenplay written by producer Maurice J. Wilson, based on the story The House on Marsh Road by Laurence Meynell.

The movie stars Tony Wright (The Man Who Haunted HimselfThe Creeping Flesh), Patricia Dainton, Sandra Dorne (Devil Doll; The Playbirds), Derek Aylward, Sam Kydd (Island of Terror; The Projected Man), Llewellyn Rees, Anita Sharp-Bolster (Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, TV series; The Hands of Orlac).


When his young wife (Dainton) inherits ‘Four Winds’, an old house in the countryside, a bored alcoholic writer (Wright) plots to murder her so he can inherit the property and marry a curvaceous blonde divorcee (Dorne) instead. However, the resident poltergeist intervenes…


Buy with The Monkey’s Paw:


‘ …entertaining and atmospheric low-budget feature rises above the standard expected from the much-maligned B-movie.’


‘This is a rather tame supernatural thriller…’ Phil Hardy (editor), The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror

Choice dialogue:

“Everything and everybody in this town’s gone supernatural!”




Cast and characters:

Tony Wright – David Linton
Patricia Dainton – Jean Linton
Sandra Dorne – Valerie Stockley
Derek Aylward – Richard Foster
Sam Kydd – Morris Lumley
Llewellyn Rees – Webster
Anita Sharp-Bolster – Mrs O’Brien
Roddy Hughes – Daniels
Harry Hutchinson – Landlord
Olive Sloane – Mrs Morris
Geoffrey Denton – Police Inspector
Olga Dickie – Hotel Proprietress

Alternate titles:

Invisible Creature (US television title)

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