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The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964)

| Horror | May 1964 (USA)
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:
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Philip Sinclair (as Roy R. Scheider)
Helen Warren ...
Abigail Sinclair (as Helen Waren)
Robert Milli ...
Bruce Sinclair
Margot Hartman ...
Vivian 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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1.66 : 1
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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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Bruce Sinclair: The night is fraught with incense.
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29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Curse of the Living Corpse, The (1964)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Del Tenney directed "old dark house" film has a father dying and then someone coming back from the grave to kill off his children. Is it the father? Who cares. This film is deadly slow and tries so hard to be creepy and mysterious but it fails at both of those. The "mystery" is never very mysterious as it's pretty obvious from the start who's doing the killings. Outside one memorable death scene the film really doesn't offer too much. Best known today for featuring Roy Scheider in his film debut.


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