Diary Of A Madman

Hollywood Classics Collection

Witness Vincent Price in his most chilling portrayal of Evil! Produced by Edward Small (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man in the Iron Mask), this grim, intelligent 1963 chiller is an adaptation of Le Horla, a short story from the master of the form, Guy de Maupassant.

Cat. No: 163465
Barcode: 5019322634652
Run Time: 96 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: 15
Format: DVD
Release Date: 23rd February 2015

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Simon Cordier (Vincent Price) is a well-respected magistrate, who chooses to visit a condemned prisoner, Louis Girot, on the eve of his execution.

Girot frenziedly pleads his innocence, vowing that a spirit named Horla, who took over his body and forced his hand, is truly responsible for the crimes he has committed. When Cordier shows no mercy and refuses to believe him, the man astoundingly perishes before his eyes! Over the following days, the magistrate bears witness to a number of peculiar happenings in his own home. At first, he believes he may be sleepwalking, but soon he starts to hear voices and fears for his sanity.

After taking up sculpting to soothe his anxieties, Cordier embarks on an affair with Odette (Nancy Kovack), a gold digger married to a struggling artist.

Will the couple find happiness, or will the wrath of the Horla strike again..?