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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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(as Dr. Harald Reinl)

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(screenplay) (as Dr. Felix Lützkendorf), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Harry Raffold
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Ann Learner
Werner Peters ...
Crayton
Carl Lange ...
Colonel Gregory
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Pierre Besari ...
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Lorenzo Robledo ...
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Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Mabel Hughes
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An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

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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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