The Skull

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Skull (1965, UK) is a Horror film directed by Freddie Francis.


Main Details

  • Released in 1965
  • Color
  • Running Time: 90 Min.
  • Production Co: Amicus Productions
  • Distribution Co: Paramount Pictures (1965) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Freddie Francis
  • Written by Robert Bloch, Milton Subotsky
  • Starring Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee, Peter Woodthorpe, Michael Gough
  • Produced by Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky
  • Original Music by Elisabeth Lutyens
  • Cinematography by John Wilcox
  • Film Editing by Oswald Hafenrichter

Plot Summary

  • A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.


  • When the Skull strikes you'll Scream!

Also known as

  • Der Schädel des Marquis de Sade
  • Le Crane Maléfíque (France)
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