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The Unnaturals (1969)

Schreie in der Nacht (original title)
The characters engage in a séance at a mansion while a storm rages outside. During their stay, the film uses an extensive flashback structure to reveal the various criminal acts that each have perpetrated.

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Joachim Fuchsberger ...
Ben Taylor
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Mrs. Vivian Taylor
Helga Anders ...
Elisabeth
Claudio Camaso ...
Alfred Sinclair
Dominique Boschero ...
Margarete
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Uriat (as Alan Collins)
Marianne Leibl ...
Uriat's Mother
Giuliano Raffaelli ...
Archibald Barrett
Marco Morelli ...
Richard Wright
Gudrun Schmidt ...
Diana
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The characters engage in a séance at a mansion while a storm rages outside. During their stay, the film uses an extensive flashback structure to reveal the various criminal acts that each have perpetrated.

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Even some directorial flair can't save this "drawing room whodunit"
9 September 2015 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

A rich old man and his greedy group of hangers-on get stranded in the middle of nowhere when their car breaks down (in a thunderstorm, of course) and the motley crew make their way to an old dark house where they interrupt a seance that reveals their deadly secrets...

What's basically an Agatha Christie murder mystery set in the Roaring Twenties gets all supernatural in the last ten minutes but it's too little too late for anyone expecting a horror film. Although flashbacks help open things up, it's still a "drawing room whodunit" at heart with nice period detail (except for the hairdos) and a bit more style than usual for this sort of thing. The (brief) sex scenes are lesbian (were they "the unnaturals"?) but not erotic and the movie's nothing to get excited about, either, despite its reputation as one of the director's best.


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