Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Movie: Tales That Witness Madness (1973)

Tales that Witness Madness made it on to my list for one very, very easy reason.  The Pre-Doctor Who appearance of Mary Tamm aka Romana I.

Here is a very interesting story.  I almost caught this one on TV back in the mid 90s when I was working the night shift at a mental health care facility.  I had 8 schizophrenic patients that I was watching over.  That night I ended up with someone in the "Suicide" bed, so I ended having to watch them all night instead.

Tales is about 4 related tales of people going mad and the how they got there.  Or is it?  (cheesy I know).
The movie is much slower than I remember in the 30 seconds or saw I TV before I had to deal with real madness.  But finally seeing it was a real treat. I had wanted to see it for years and it never seemed to be on when I could watch it.

There are some really fun performances from the actors. Donald Pleasence, Joan Collins, Kim Novak and yes Mary Tamm were all great.  The stories have a real Tales from the Crypt or Creepshow feel to them.

Worth the wait.





Tally: Watched 10,  New 8

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