Torture Garden is a 1967 American film directed by Freddie Francis and starring Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Peter Cushing, and Beverly Adams. Adapted from short stories by Robert Bloch, the film focuses on Dr. Diabolo (Meredith), a sinister carnival barker whose five-member audience audience makes up the four separate stories within the film. The first story, "Enoch," focuses on a young Casanova that falls under a spell of a cannibalistic cat. "Terror Over Hollywood" tells the story of a robot disguised as a movie star. In "Mr. Steinway," a piano is behind several vicious murders. The final story, "The Man Who Collected Poe," chronicles an avid Edgar Allen Poe collector who murders someone over a valuable manuscript. The fifth and final member of the audience, however, holds a secret that changes the course of the show presented by Dr. Diabolo.