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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 » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
The ultimate Barbara Steele movie! See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

Directed by
Mario Caiano  (also as Allan Grunewald) (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 (director of photography)
 
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
Carlo Caiano .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelo Sangermano .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bernardino Fronzetti .... sound engineer (as Dino Fronzetti)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Mancini .... camera operator
Ermanno Serto .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Priscilla Contardi .... continuity
Pietro Nofri .... production assistant (as Pietro Onofri)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amanti d'oltretomba" - Italy (original title)
"The Faceless Monster" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
UK:105 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:
Dr. Stephen Arrowsmith:[to Muriel Arrowsmith] I've asked you before not to come down to my laboratory while I'm busy with my experiments.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Girl Ghouls (1996) (V)See more »

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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
The ultimate Barbara Steele movie!, 16 November 2000
Author: verna55 from cincinnati, ohio

All right, the writing is something to be desired, but this movie is so richly photographed and the great '60's Scream Queen Barbara Steele is so alluring that it hardly matters. This movie uses Steele to full advantage, and even casts the sultry, sinister star in a dual role, much like Mario Bava's classic BLACK SUNDAY. Babs stars as a faithless wife who, along with her lover, is tortured to death by her vengeful-husband. However, her hubby finds that this may not have been the great revenge he thought it would be because his wife left her inheritance to her mentally unbalanced sister(Steele again, this time in a blonde wig). Of course, being the sadistic, money-hungry, conniving little swine that he is, he decides to marry his sister-in-law, and drive her to complete hysteria so he can commit her to the local loony bin and claim the family fortune for himself. Naturally, things don't go exactly as planned, but I won't give the rest of this weird little gem away. Shown in the US in a severely cut version that is so butchered, it's hardly worth watching. The original full-length European version is rare, but definitely worth seeking out.

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