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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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May 1964 (USA)  »

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Tumba Maldita  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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Del Tenney:  The Living Corpse. 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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Viewer Beware!
22 October 2007 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this on AMC this morning. That is, I watched until the reading of the will scene which had two glaring errors in it that discouraged me from watching any further. The lawyer can't manage the line "in his employ" and pronounces it "in his employee". This scene was not retaken, showing how cheaply the film was made. Also, the prop used for the will is quite plainly a copy of the American Constitution like you can find in any Washington D.C. souvenir shop. If that's not enough to take you "out of the story", I don't know what is. Roy Scheider should have tried to have every copy of this film destroyed. It wouldn't have cost much.


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