The House in the Woods (1957)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by Maxwell Munden.

Plot Summary

A writer and his wife move into a cottage in the country so that he can pursue his work. But Their artist landlord has already murdered his own wife and now has his plans to kill the writer's wife.


Direction: Maxwell Munden
© [not given on screen]
Archway Film Distributors Ltd. present. The Film Storytellers [credited in possessory above title]. A Film Workshop production
Produced by: Geoffrey Goodhart
Production Manager: Pamela Paulet
Screen Play: Maxwell Munden
From the short story Prelude to Murder by Walter C. Brown
Assistant Director: N.Caris-Carter
Continuity: Doreen Soan
Lighting Cameraman: Edwin Catford
Camera Operator: Cyril Gray
Editor: John Ferris
Musical Director: Francis Chagrin
The theme “Fantasy of Lost Love” and the dance music “42nd Street Area” and “Jazz Club” Composed by: Larry Adler
Sound Recording: Jim Morriss
RCA Sound Recording
Make Up: Harry Davo
Art Director: Bernard Sarron
Production Secretary: K. Climie
Made at: St John's Wood Studio

Patricia Roc (Carol Carter)
Ronald Howard (Spencer Rowland)
Michael Gough (Geoffrey Carter)
Andrea Troubridge, Bill Shine (the Shellabys)
Norah Hammond (Mrs Bletchley)
Tim Ellison (an elegant young man)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.10 p.42
  • The Daily Cinema no.7903 (13 November 1957) p.5
  • Kinematograph Weekly no.2623 (21 November 1957) p.19