The Vault of Horror

Synopsis: Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of their demise. Stories revolve around vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his victims' deaths.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Roy Ward Baker
Production: Cinerama Releasing Corporation
  1 nomination.
87 min


- I pushed ground.

- So did I.

Well, why didn't it open?

Looks like some sort of a club.

Never knew there was one

in the building.

This elevator

has no push buttons.

And there's no way out.

Someone's bound to come down here soon.

Why not make the best of it?

- Good idea. Let's do that.

- Why not?

Might as well, I suppose.

- Thank you.

- Strange situation.

Almost like a dream.

Dreams are much

more frightening than this.

At least mine are.

Really? In what way?

Strange. Mysterious.


Almost unbelievable.


But so real.

One feels sometimes

that it's actually happening.

Why don't you tell us about it?

All right, I will.


You found her.



That's where she lives.

I didn't like the town at all.

Something strange about it.

And nobody knew I hired you?

Nobody saw you come here?

I'm good at my job.

Everything confidential.


Any time.

Thank you.

You're a stranger in town,

aren't you?


It's getting dark.

You'd better

get inside somewhere.

I'd like a menu, please.

I'm sorry, sir

but we're closing.

But it's dinnertime. You can't

close before 7:
00 at night.

It's getting dark.

We always close before dark.

They come out in the dark.


- Who's there?

- It's your brother.


Come in. Quickly!

So you've found me at last.

Took me a long time.

What do you want?

I've come to see you.

After all, you are my sister.

Why have you buried yourself

in a place like this?

Why is everyone

so afraid of the dark here?

- Because of them.

- "Them"?

There have been 17 cases so far.

Bodies found with every drop

of blood drained out of them.

Now, tell me why you wanted

to find me so badly.

Father died four weeks ago.

I've been looking for you

ever since.

You're his heir, you know.

You always were his favorite.

He left you everything.

For as long as you live.

No! No!

Good evening.

The Table d'hte

is rather nice, sir...

Juice, soup,

roast, sweet, coffee.

Sounds fine.

Ah. Tomato juice.

Ah, yes, it, um, tastes

rather... strange.

It is our usual, sir.


And now, how would you

like your roast clots?

Well done? Medium? Rare?

Roast what?

Clots. Blood clots.

No! No!

No! No!

Much better

than the frozen stuff.

Quite a nice bouquet.

- A good year!

- Very fresh.

I'll have a glass too, please.

A recurrent dream.

More. Oh, much more.

It's hard to explain.

It's with me all the time.

Do you have a sister?


No. It's just a dream.

We all have something like it.

And you... What's your dream?

Why not his first?

My what?

Dream. Vision.

Phobia. Obsession. Fear.

Whatever you want to call it.

My dream is a very peculiar one.

Very peculiar indeed.

But so real.

So real.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Well, Wilson, as they say,

congratulations are in order.

I'm going to get married.

At your age?

I've spent a lot of time amassing a

fortune, acquiring a lovely house,

filling it

full of beautiful things.

Now I need somebody to look after them.

And me, of course.

- Who's the lucky girl?

- Oh, nobody you would know.

The daughter of a chum of

mine... sir George Melsh.

Little Eleanor?

Well, she's not little now.

She's grown up.

- Very charming, really.

- But why on earth should she marry you?

Well, I think of myself

as somewhat of a catch, really.

Very easy to get on with,




You've moved the furniture.

Yes, I thought it would

look better if I...

But you've moved the furniture!

- I go for a magazine and it isn't there.

- You must admit it looks nicer.

But you've moved the furniture!

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Milton Subotsky

Milton Subotsky (September 27, 1921 – June 27, 1991) was an American film and television writer and producer. In 1964, he founded Amicus Productions with Max J. Rosenberg. Amicus means "friendship" in Latin. Together, they produced a number of low-budget science fiction and horror films in the United Kingdom. more…

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