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La casa de las muertas vivientes (1972)

A young widower with his new wife returns to the mansion in which his first wife died.

Director:

Alfonso Balcázar (as Al Bagran)

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Alfonso Balcázar (screenplay), Alfonso Balcázar (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
José Antonio Amor José Antonio Amor ... Oliver Bromfield
Daniela Giordano ... Ruth
Nuria Torray Nuria Torray ... Sara
Teresa Gimpera ... Jenny
Gioia Desideri ... Helen
Alicia Tomás Alicia Tomás ... Clara La Cameriera
Osvaldo Genazzani ... Il Detective Privato
Carlo Gentili ... Il Dottore
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Storyline

Oliver & Ruth are a young couple who just got marry, Oliver is a widower. They decide to live into an old mansion belonging to his family in which under strange circumstances, his first wife died. once in there they are greeted by his sister and his stepmother. Oliver is still haunted by the dead of his first wife, and soon Ruth begins to suspect that in was not an accident what caused the death. Written by jairhcastillo

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Thriller | Horror

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 January 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Scorpion See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome area, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Full)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Awesome Spanish Horror/Giallo
25 March 2013 | by josephbrandoSee all my reviews

I watched this film last night and was absolutely astonished by it - so you can imagine my surprise when I saw two bad reviews as its only representation here on IMDb. Firstly if you are the type of person who expects there to be graphically gruesome gory killing every 5 minutes then I have two things to say to you: 1. you will be disappointed by this and 2. why in the world are you watching a movie like this?!

If however you are a fan of this period of Spanish/Italian horror films - you know who you are and you know what you want - this movie delivers in spades. It's got a creepy Gothic castle, very unusual spacey Spanish babes (a la Helga Line or Rosalba Neri), strange sexual relationships, a supernatural element, and all the ingredients that make you love these things.

A newlywed couple arrives back at his castle which he shares with his butterfly taxidermying sister and overly flirty stepmother. The new bride find out the the old bride didn't die exactly the way it was explained to her and soon new bodies start piling up. Great performances all around, and nice location, photography and direction make this a high note in the Spanish Giallo Horror subgenre.


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