Catacombs (1965)

UK, 1965
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Gordon Hessler.


Director: Gordon Hessler
Production Company: McCallum/Parroch
Producer: Jack Parsons
Co-Producer: Neil McCallum
Script: Daniel Mainwaring
Novel: Jay Bennett
Director of Photography: Arthur Lavis
Editor: Robert Winter
Music: Carlo Martelli
Make Up: Wally Schneiderman
Art Director: George Provis

Gary Merrill (Raymond Garth)
Jane Merrow (Alice Taylor)
Georgina Cookson (Ellen Garth)
Neil McCallum (Dick Corbett)
Frederick Piper (police inspector)
Rachel Thomas (Christine)
Jack Train (solicitor)

Alternative Titles

Catacombs – Im Netz des Dunkeln – West Germany
Una forca per due – Italy
Katakumby – Poland
Den Myrdede som forsvant – Norway
The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die– USA



  • British National Film Catalogue vol.5 1967
  • The Daily Cinema no.9301 (30 November 1966) p.5
  • The Film Daily vol.126 no.87 (6 May 1965) p.7
  • Film Index no.29 (1974) pp.96, 98
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.185 no.31 (13 May 1965) p.3
  • Kine Weekly no.3087 (3 December 1966) p.19
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.34 no.396 (January 1967) p.9
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.233 no.11 (26 May 1965) p.292
  • Variety 5 May 1965
  • Video Watchdog no.183 (May/June 2016) pp.5-6 – illustrated review (by Kim Newman)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.158-159
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.110
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.533
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1968 p.110
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.548 – credits
  • Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 by Gary A. Smith pp.48-49