Chamber of Horrors (1966)

USA, 1966
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.33:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Hy Averback.

Plot Summary

A one-armed maniac uses a variety of attachments to commit grisly murders.


Directed by: Hy Averback
© MCMLXVI [1966] Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents
Produced by: Hy Averback
Associate Producer: Jim Barnett
Screenplay by: Stephen Kandel
Story by: Ray Russell and Stephen Kandel
Assistant Director: Sam Schneider
Director of Photography: Richard Kline
Film Editor: David Wages
Music: William Lava
Sound by: M.A. Merrick
Makeup Supervisor: Gordon Bau
Supervising Hair Stylist: Jean Burt Reilly
Art Director: Art Loel
Set Decorator: William L. Kuehl
Unit Manager: Sherry Shourds

Cesare Danova (Anthony Draco)
Wilfrid Hyde-White (Harold Blount)
Laura Devon (Marie Champlain)
Patrice Wymore (Vivian)
Suzy Parker (Barbara Dixon)
Tun Tun (Pepe de Reyes)
Philip Bourneuf (Inspector Strudwick)
Jeanette Nolan (Mrs. Ewing Perryman)
Marie Windsor (Mme. Corona)
Wayne Rogers (Sgt. Albertson)
Vinton Hayworth (Judge Randolph)
Richard O’Brien (Dr. Cobb)
Inger Stratton (Gloria)
Berry Kroeger (Chun Sing)
Charles Seel (Dr. Hopewell)
Ayllene Gibbons (Barmaid)
Patrick O’Neal as Jason Cravette
Tony Curtis [Mr Julian – uncredited]
William Conrad [narrator – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

Cámara de horror – Mexico
La cámara de los horrors – Spain
A Câmara dos Horrores
Um Casamento Macabro
– Brazil
La chambre des horreurs – Belgium(France), France
O Estrangulador de Baltimore – Portugal
De Gruwel kamer – Belgium (Flemish)
Rædselskabinettet – Denmark
Die Schreckenskammer – West Germany
O strangalistis me to siderenio heri – Greece
Lo strangolatore di Baltimora – Italy
Yksikätinen murhaaja – Finland (television)

Extracts included in
Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell (2012)
Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993)

See also
House of Wax (1953)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.12 p.6
  • Daily Variety 13 April 1966 – note (Horrors’ for Tun Tun)
  • Daily Variety 25 April 1966 p.4 – credits (Film castings)
  • Daily Variety 27 April 1966 p.15 – credits (Film assignments)
  • Daily Variety 28 April 1966 p.4 – credits (Film castings)
  • Daily Variety 29 August 1966 – credits, review (Film reviews by Whit)
  • Daily Variety 23 May 1966 p.4 – note (WB Adds 8 More Films To Prod’n Slate; $100 Mil Outlay On 38)
  • Fangoria no.280 (February 2009) p.34 – illustrated video review (The Video Eye of Dr. Cyclops)
  • The Daily Cinema no.9276 (3 October 1966) p.5 – review
  • The Film Daily vol.129 no.36 (13 October 1966) p.7 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.3080 (13 October 1966) p.22 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.33 no.395 (December 1966) p.185 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.236 no.11 (14 September 1966) p.596 – credits, review
  • Supernatural no.1 (January 1969) p.13 – illustrated note (Top ten)
  • Variety 27 April 1966 pp.13; 22 – note (Inside stuff – pictures); note (New York Sound Track)
  • Variety 4 May 1966 p.16 – note
  • Variety 31 August 1966 p.6 – credits, review (Film reviews by Whit)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.177
  • Earth vs the Sci-fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver pp.212-222 – illustrated interview with Stephen Kandel
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.65
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1968 p.110
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.61 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.101-102