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The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)
"L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock" (original title)

 |  Horror  |  2 December 1964 (USA)
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The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Cynthia Hichcock
Robert Flemyng ...
Prof. Bernard Hichcock
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Dr. Kurt Lowe (as Montgomery Glenn)
Maria Teresa Vianello ...
Margherita Hichcock (as Teresa Fitzgerald)
Harriet Medin ...
Martha, the maid (as Harriet White)
Al Christianson
Evar Simpson
Nat Harley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Robinson ...
Hospital Assistant
Howard Nelson Rubien ...
Laboratory Specialist
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The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns. Discovering that his still beloved first wife is alive but insane and prematurely aged, he plans to use the blood of his new bride to rejuvenate and heal her. Written by Dean Harris <hepcat@inch.com>

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The candle of his lust burnt brightest in the shadow of the grave! See more »

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Italian Horror Masterpiece
30 January 2005 | by (Galicia (Spain)) – See all my reviews

Definitely, this splendid movie is still the only one to match up to "La maschera del demonio" (1960, Mario Bava) as the most brilliant and complex Italian Horror film (in any age, of course).

Beautifully shot, with an unforgettable performance from Barbara Steele (arguably her best!) and outstanding macabre atmosphere.

As the Bava film, this one deals with such a taboo theme as necrophilia, in an even more morbid way. Although the story is located in 19th-century London, those magnificent sets are obviously Italian.

Not for the popcorn-eater kind of horror fans, they could find this just boring. OK, give them one of those dumb teen flick from Hollywood (any age, too)and leave Dr. Hichcock for keen cinema buffs.


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