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The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964)

 |  Horror  |  May 1964 (USA)
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Relatives gather in an old house for the reading of a will, but the "dead" man comes back to life and starts killing.

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Cast overview:
Helen Warren ...
Abigail Sinclair (as Helen Waren)
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Philip Sinclair (as Roy R. Scheider)
Margot Hartman ...
Vivian Sinclair
Robert Milli ...
Bruce Sinclair
Hugh Franklin ...
James Benson
Linda Donovan ...
Letty Crews
Dino Narizzano ...
Robert Harrington
Candace Hilligoss ...
Deborah Benson
J. Frank Lucas ...
Seth Lucas
George Cotton ...
Constable Winters
Jane Bruce ...
The Cook
Paul Haney ...
Chief Constable Barnes
William Blood ...
Minister (as Williiam B. Blood)
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Rufus Sinclair was a cranky old millionaire with a terrible fear of being buried alive. After his apparent death, clauses in his will meant to prevent his being buried alive are violated by his uncaring family, and soon a masked figure begins prowling the family's Connecticut estate, slaughtering the family members one by one in a variety of separate, horrible ways. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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More terrifying than FRankenstein...More deadly than Dracula...The creature that undrapes the passions of the living! (original poster)

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Tumba Maldita  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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Helen Warren's only theatrical screen credit See more »

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It was revealed later that the killer drank tea from a decanter and pretended it was whiskey while he remained sober.However, on the night of his mother's murder, he drank whiskey from the same decanter as he policeman. So they would both have had to have been passed-out drunk, since it was whiskey. See more »

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Philip Sinclair: The body is a long, insatiable tube - in need of drink and relaxation.
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Low production values and very familiar, but somehow still pretty entertaining
23 October 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film begins with a funeral for a rich old man. However, soon after the man is locked away in his crypt, family and servants are killed off or maimed and it appears as if the man is very much alive...or is he? Okay, folks,...I KNOW that this isn't a great film nor is it a great work of art. The acting by several of the "actors" is extremely poor and too many of the parts seem almost "cartoony" in their simplicity and one-dimensionality (such as the police man and the lady who gets beheaded). But despite the general cheesiness of the film and the very, very familiar plot (sort of like an "old dark house" style film), the overall effort is still fun and entertaining. Some of this is due to the good special effects but most of it is because even some of the dumb characters (such as the oldest son) are so funny and over-the-top that you can't help but watch.


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