Mansion of the Doomed

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"What Happens to His Victims is Horrorfying Beyond Belief!"
  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 5.4  (1,146)

Mansion of the Doomed, also known as Massacre Mansion, is a 1976 horror film that tells the story of a scientist with a twisted obsession to create the perfect race, and the innocent individuals that fall prey to his sinister experiments. The film begins with a young woman being dragged into a dimly lit basement laboratory by a group of hooded figures. The next morning, the woman's body is found on a nearby beach, washed up by the sea. The local police are baffled, unable to identify the killers or the motive behind the crime.

Meanwhile, renowned scientist Dr. Farrell (Richard Basehart) is searching for a subject for his latest experiment - a procedure that he hopes will create an evolutionary leap in human beings. He sets his sights on Sandy (Trish Stewart), a young woman who is lured to his ominous mansion under the guise of a promising job opportunity.

Once inside the mansion, Sandy is subjected to a series of experiments, some of which are painful and inhumane. Dr. Farrell forces her to undergo a process that involves injecting her with a serum that alters her DNA, resulting in horrifying disfigurements and supernatural powers.

As Sandy falls deeper into Dr. Farrell's twisted web, she becomes more and more isolated, losing contact with the outside world and becoming a prisoner in the mansion of the doomed. Along the way, she discovers the fate of the other individuals who had previously undergone Dr. Farrell's experiments, and is horrified to find that they have been reduced to hideous monsters.

As the scientists' experiments become more dangerous and erratic, his devoted wife (Gloria Grahame) begins to suspect that something is amiss. She becomes increasingly concerned about the well-being of Sandy and other test subjects, ultimately leading to a dramatic confrontation with her husband.

The film's plot is multi-layered and at times confusing, with a number of subplots and minor characters. Despite this, the performances are strong, particularly Richard Basehart's portrayal of the mad scientist, a character that is both creepy and sympathetic.

Horror fans may be disappointed by the film's lack of gore and jump scares, as Mansion of the Doomed opts for a more understated approach to horror. Nonetheless, the overall suspense and sense of foreboding that permeates the film is genuinely unsettling.

The film's score, composed by Herschel Burke Gilbert, is a standout element, providing an eerie and atmospheric backdrop to the film's unsettling visuals.

In the end, Mansion of the Doomed is a must-see for fans of slow-burn horror and mad-science stories. Despite its age, it remains an intriguing and unsettling film that delves into the darker side of science and obsession.

Mansion of the Doomed is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (1,146)