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Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)

Unrated | | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi | August 1958 (USA)
A stone-encrusted body is unearthed at Pompeii, and people left alone with it keep dying of crushed skulls...

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Dr. Paul Mallon
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Tina Enright
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Maria Fiorillo
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In the excavation of Pompeii, a stone-encrusted body is found with a bronze medallion bearing a strange Etruscan inscription. Carlo Fiorillo, Italian archaeologist, speculates the robust body may hold some life; medical researcher Paul Mallon scoffs at the idea. But people left alone with the seemingly petrified "faceless man" keep dying of crushed skulls; and Paul's artist fiancée Tina starts having strange visions... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Entombed for eons - turned to stone - seeking women, women, women!


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A Maldição do Homem Sem Face  »

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Shot in six days. See more »

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When the Faceless Man carries the female lead, who has fainted in terror, through a doorway, she raises her head slightly to avoid banging it against the doorframe. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carlo Fiorillo: One more of these killings and they will hold me criminally responsible.
Dr. Emanuel: The fools! Here we are so close to solving the mystery of life and death, and they worry about their precious laws.
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Featured in Svengoolie: Curse of the Faceless Man (1995) See more »

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19 November 1998 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

A citizen of Pompeii, entrapped by lava during the historic volcanic blast has turned into a solid stone mummy. It comes to life, and assumes the film's leading lady is his lost love. The usual fast paced, but cheaply made thrills by prolific genre director Edward Cahn (1899-1963). The usual drive in stuff from that period. The scenes where the stone man menaces the girl (who's one helluva screamer!) are a bit chilling.


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