John Willard’s (28th November 1885 – 30th August 1942) The Cat and the Canary (1922) is a classic from the ‘dark house mystery’ genre. The traditional theme of a ‘dark house mystery’ is a combination of a whodunit and comedy, where a group of strangers, friends or distant relatives spends a stormy and dark night in a mansion or castle with secret passageways with a madman and in some cases, a gorilla is on the loose. As the plot unravels, skeletons from the key characters come out of the cupboard, as the story twists and turns.

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Like Universal Pictures from the 1920s to 1950s and Hammer Films, Amicus is a film production company that will be eternally synonymous with great horror films. Often confused with Hammer due to similar subject matter, Hammer regulars; actors, Christopher Lee (The Horror of Dracula, The Wicker Man ) and Peter Cushing (The Curse of Frankenstein, The Brides of Dracula);

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