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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.


(as Dr. Harald Reinl)


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Credited cast:
Harry Raffold
Ann Learner
Werner Peters ...
Carl Lange ...
Colonel Gregory
Marco Guglielmi ...
Inspector Webster
Pierre Besari ...
Bob (as Pitt Besari)
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Sam (as Josef Rohleder)
Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Mabel Hughes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorenz Rohleder ...
Raffael Wacker ...


An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

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6 November 1962 (Italy)  »

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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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