The Stranglers of Bombay

1959, 80m, 35mm, UK

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened June 3–8, 2018

“MURDER CULT TERROR IN EXOTIC ASIA,” the poster accurately hyped; in 19th century India, the British East India Company, in part to protect its trade routes, launches a military response against the notorious Thugee cult (among them censors-baiting Marie Devereux, later a Shock Corridor inmate), whose reign of terror caused inumerable grisly deaths amongst the general populace. The first produced screenplay for David Z. Goodman, who went on to write Straw Dogs.

A film by Terence Fisher