The Oblong Box (film)

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The Oblong Box is a 1969 film about an aristocrat who keeps his disfigured brother locked in a tower of his house, until he escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Directed by Gordon Hessler. Written by Lawrence Huntington and Christopher Wicking, based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Some things are better left buried.  (taglines)


Trench: Sir Edward. I thought you've been-
Sir Edward Markham: Buried. Yes. Waking up in that horrible oblong box, no air to breathe, trapped and no escape. Earth raining down on the lid, every shovel full burying you more deeply.


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  • Edgar Allan Poe's Classic Tale Of The Living Dead!
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  • Some things are better left buried.


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