Cult Movie Essentials

Cult Movie Essentials: The Door with Seven Locks (1940)

Based Edgar Wallace’s novel of the same name, director Norman Lee’s The Door with Seven Locks (aka Chamber of Horrors) begins with the death of Lord Selford (Aubrey Mallalieu) a wealthy man who is entombed with a valuable deposit of jewels. Seven keys are required to unlock the tomb and get hold of the treasure.

A series of mysterious events cause the keys to be scattered, and when trying to unravel the circumstances, the heiress of the fortune and her companion investigators become entangled in a web of fraud, deceit, torture, and murder.

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