The Oblong Box


Sir Edward Markham is the victim of a voodoo curse which has caused his face to become horribly disfigured. He is kept captive in the attic of his house by his brother Julian. Sir Edward escapes, moves in with an unscrupulous doctor who hires grave robbers to steal bodies for his research, wears a red hood over his face, and kills a good number of townspeople before the surprise ending.

  • ParanoidAndy

    This was a decent film about madness and revenge. I was suprised at how dark and violent it was, though it might be considered tame by todays standards. Still, The oblong box is definitely a precursor to modern slasher films. As for the cast, they gave some admirable performances. Overall, this was an enjoyable classic thriller.