The Couch (1961)

35mm film
mono (RCA Sound Recording), English

An American horror film directed by Owen Crump.

Plot Summary

A serial killer tries to get help through therapy but continues his murderous ways.


Directed by: Owen Crump
© MCMLXI [1961] by Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents
Produced by: Owen Crump
Screenplay by: Robert Bloch
From a Story by: Blake Edwards and Owen Crump
Assistant Director: James T. Vaughn
Director of Photography: Harold Stine
Film Editor: Leo H. Shreve
Music by: Frank Perkins
Sound by: Stanley Jones
Makeup Supervisor: Gordon Bau
Supervising Hair Stylist: Jean Burt Reilly
Art Director: Jack Poplin
Set Decorator: William L. Kuehl

Grant Williams
Shirley Knight
Onslow Stevens
William Leslie
Anne Helm
Simon Scott
Michael Bachus
John Alvin
Harry Holcombe
Hope Summers

Alternative Titles

Crimen a las 7 – Mexico, Spain
Demência – Brazil
Eglima stis 7 to vrady – Greece
Immer Punkt 7 – West Germany
Murha ilman syytä – Finland
De Mysterieuze Moordenaar – Netherlands
Soffan – Sweden
Ucciderò alle sette – Italy



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.8 p.40
  • The Film Daily vol.120 no.38 (26 February 1962) p.6 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.169 no.4 (15 February 1962) p.3 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.226 no.8 (28 February 1962) p.461 – credits, review
  • Variety 21 February 1962 – credits, review