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Director:
Writers:
Mario Caiano (story) &
Fabio De Agostini (story)
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Release Date:
5 July 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A mad, sadistic scientist on the loose! See more »
Plot:
A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Destitute Waif
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Take Three: Barbara Steele
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Solid Italian gothic chiller See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Barbara Steele ... Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith
Paul Muller ... Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith (as Paul Miller)
Helga Liné ... Solange
Marino Masé ... Dr. Dereck Joyce (as Lawrence Clift)
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Jonathan (as John McDouglas)
Rik Battaglia ... David

Directed by
Mario Caiano  (as Allen Grünewald)
 
Writing credits
Mario Caiano (story, screenplay and dialogue) &
Fabio De Agostini (story, screenplay and dialogue)

Produced by
Carlo Caiano .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Enzo Barboni 
 
Film Editing by
Renato Cinquini 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Set Decoration by
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Costume Design by
Mario Giorsi 
 
Makeup Department
Duilio Giustini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pietro Nofri .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelo Sangermano .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bernardino Fronzetti .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Mancini .... camera operator
Ermanno Serto .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Priscilla Contardi .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amanti d'oltretomba" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
UK:101 min | USA:90 min | Italy:104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (2002) (self applied) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1998-2005) | USA:Unrated

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Trivia:
Director Mario Caiano initially wanted to highlight the gory scenes with red color. The idea was dropped due to budget limitations.See more »
Quotes:
Muriel Arrowsmith:You had your revenge. Why don't you kill me? Kill both of us.
Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith:You, I will kill you, you tart, you. You and your filthy friend. But death, my dear, must come to you only after I've torn from your bodies all the suffering and pain a human being can stand, and you don't know yet how long it takes to die of pain.
Muriel Arrowsmith:You're a monster.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Solid Italian gothic chiller, 12 February 2003
Author: macman-8 from Cleveland, North Carolina

It's a tribute to the strength of Barbara Steele's acting (not to mention her surreal beauty) that this, perhaps on the lower-rung of her Sixties Italian horror films, is still such a superlative experience. The movie also gives her a chance to play two roles in the same film - and the English track has her real voice for the "Jenny" character. The rest of the cast is more or less very good, too - especially Leni. Now that Retromedia has issued a widescreen, pretty clean, uncut 100 minute version of the film on region 1 DVD under one of the alternate titles - THE FACELESS MONSTER - Steele fans and Italian horror fans in general can put away the cut versions (NIGHTMARE CASTLE) and enjoy the movie properly, previously only available in the PAL format from Salvation on videotape (NIGHT OF THE DOOMED.) From that period of time which made her an absolute icon of the genre, and with two masterful films yet to come, especially AN ANGEL FOR SATAN. No lady in horror films ever surpassed her.

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