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Kill Baby, Kill (1966)

Operazione paura (original title)
An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Dr. Paul Eswai (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Erika Blanc ...
Fabienne Dali ...
Ruth (the sorceress)
Piero Lulli ...
Luciano Catenacci ...
Karl (the burgomeister) (as Max Lawrence)
Giovanna Galletti ...
Baroness Graps (as Giana Vivaldi)
Micaela Esdra ...
Nadienne
Franca Dominici ...
Martha
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Innkeeper
Mirella Pamphili ...
Irena Hollander (as Mirella Pamfili)
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Storyline

Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances. Despite help from Ruth, the village witch, Kruger is killed and it is revealed that the dead woman, as well as other villagers, have been killed by the ghost of Melissa, a young girl who, fed by the hatred of her grieving mother, Baroness Graps, exacts her revenge on them. Dr. Eswai, along with Monica, a local nurse, are lured into a fateful confrontation at the Villa Graps. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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8 October 1968 (USA)  »

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Curse of the Living Dead  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

The original Italian main titles of the film list both Giovanna Galletti and Giana Vivaldi. "Giana Vivaldi" is, however, the pseudonym of Galletti herself. See more »

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Referenced in Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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This impressive Gothic chiller is further proof of Mario Bava's brilliance!
20 April 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to see the original Italian version of 'Kill, Baby..Kill!' last night, with subtitles and not dubbing. Some of the dubbed versions of 60s and 70s European horror movies available, by Bava, Argento, Franco, Rollin and other notable directors, are badly done and make the movies seem silly and amateurish, so I was very glad to see this in its original language. I don't think this movie is as impressive as Bava's classic 'Black Sunday', but it is an excellent Gothic chiller full of atmosphere and style. Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, from the underrated Vincent Price post-apocalyptic thriller 'The Last Man On Earth', plays a doctor sent to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died mysteriously. The villagers are cagey and uncooperative, and he soon finds himself in the middle of similar unexplained deaths which seem to have some connection with the nearby Villa Graps. The lovely Erika Blanc ('The Devil's Nightmare') plays the doctor's love interest, and the sexy Fabienne Dali a local witch. Martin Scorsese has admitted that this movie was an inspiration for one sequence in his 'The Last Temptation Of Christ', and Tim Burton is a card carrying Bava nut ('Sleepy Hollow' is as much a homage to Bava's work as that of Hammer studios). With each Bava movie I see I am further convinced he is quite possibly the most underrated director in movie history. Why he is not a household name is difficult to fathom. Put this one on your "must see" list, directly behind 'Black Sunday' and 'Lisa And The Devil'!


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