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The Carpet of Horror (1962)

Der Teppich des Grauens (original title)
An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

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Credited cast:
Joachim Fuchsberger ...
Harry Raffold
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Ann Learner
Werner Peters ...
Crayton
Carl Lange ...
Colonel Gregory
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Sam
Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Mabel Hughes
Antonio Casas ...
Dr. Shipley
Roberto Rey ...
John Millner
Gabriel Llopart ...
Flesh
José María Caffarel ...
Vane
Marco Guglielmi ...
Inspector Webster
Fernando Sancho ...
Gunman
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Jane
Julio Infiesta ...
Inspector Burns
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Pierre Besari ...
Bob (as Pitt Besan)
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An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

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6 November 1962 (Italy)  »

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ESP 31,200 (Spain)
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Much in the same vein as the Dr. Mabuse series
22 October 2002 | by (Saint Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

If you discount the title (and believe me, the "Carpet of Horror" is NOT The Creeping Terror...it simply refers to a stain that is left on the carpets of the various murder victims by the strange murder weapon), this is actually a very engaging little murder mystery/whodunit that keeps you guessing until the very end. It reminds me a lot of the Dr. Mabuse movies, since there are a lot of red herrings pointing toward the true identity of the criminal mastermind.

I was always intrigued by the strange title (how can a carpet be horrorific?) and was pleasantly surprised when I finally found a copy of the film and watched it. I'd definitely reccommend this little gem to any mystery fan.


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