Le crâne maléfique (1965) – IMDb



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A collector of esoterica, Dr. Maitland, buys an unusual skull from his ordinary source of artifacts. The skull is what remains of marquis De Sade. Much too soon he discovers how the skull affects him: by turning him into a frenzied killer.
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When the Skull strikes you’ll Scream!




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Trivia

Although passed by the BBFC in October 1965, this movie did not get a release in the U.K. until November 1966, when it went out as the bottom half of a double bill with « The Idol » (1966). See more »


Goofs

The table seen at the very end of the film that the skull sits on is different from the table it is on through the rest of the movie. The table seen in the ending has no pattern, just horizontal wood grains. The table seen earlier has a pattern of hexagons. See more »


Quotes

[first lines]

Pierre:
What are you doing here?

French Girl:
Aren’t you pleased to see me?

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Crazy Credits

The Paramount logo does not appear on American prints. See more »


Connections

Featured in TJ and the All Night Theatre: Conquest of Space + I Married a Monster from Outer Space + the Skull + Snow Creature + the Colossus of New York (1980)

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Details

Release Date:

30 April 1966 (France)

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Also Known As:

Le crâne maléfique

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color
(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1

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