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Sergio Bergonzelli (screenplay)
Mario Caiano (idea)
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2 May 1970 (Italy) See more »
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The guests of a villa are killed off one by one by their hosts. Incest, decapitations and a cyanide bath feature amongst the other bizarre delights. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The Unseen - 'In the Folds of the Flesh'
 (From FEARnet. 7 April 2014, 9:00 AM, PDT)

Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made: Part 6: Best (Italian) Giallo Films
 (From SoundOnSight. 25 October 2011, 11:59 PM, PDT)

In The Folds Of The Flesh
 (From Fangoria. 23 November 2008, 12:06 AM, PST)

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Cast

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Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Lucille

Pier Angeli ... Falesse / Ester (as Anna Maria Pierangeli)
Fernando Sancho ... Pascal Gorriot
Alfredo Mayo ... André (as Alfredo Majo)
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Colin
María Rosa Sclauzero
Víctor Alcázar ... Michel
Giancarlo Sisti ... Giovane André
Gaetano Imbró
Luciano Catenacci ... Antoine (as Luciano Lorcas)
Bruno Ciangola

Directed by
Sergio Bergonzelli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergio Bergonzelli  screenplay
Mario Caiano  idea (as Mario Cajano)
Fabio De Agostini  idea
Fabio De Agostini  screenplay

Produced by
Sergio Bergonzelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jesús Villa Rojo 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Pacheco 
 
Film Editing by
Donatella Baglivo 
 
Art Direction by
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente 
 
Costume Design by
Giuseppe Cesare Monello  (as Cesare Monello)
 
Makeup Department
Fernanda De Rossi .... makeup artist
Alfredo Tiberi .... assistant makeup artist
Luciano Vito .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Luciano Catenacci .... production manager
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ferdinando Merighi .... assistant director
Juan Ignacio Galvar Viches .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Giuseppe Aldrovandi .... assistant art director
Horacio Rodríguez .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Pietro Ortolani .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ettore Corso .... assistant camera
Antonio Maccoppi .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Antonio Fusco .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Rosanna Brasile .... continuity
Fabio Ceccarelli .... production coordinator
Félix Moreno .... production coordinator
 

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88 min
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A giallo for gialli fans, 23 January 2007
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Italian gialli are famous for their ridiculously complicated (and frequently absurd plots)and their "pop", late 60's pseudo-Freudian psychology. This movie though pushes both of these to the most extreme limits. The basic plot here involves a rather dysfunctional family consisting of a trouble woman (Pier Angeli), her governess, and her governess' equally troubled son all of whom may have been involved in the murder/disappearance of the family patriarch. Several different people show up and try to blackmail them for money and sex and wind up being killed in ways that are both gruesome (lots of decapitations)and increasingly ridiculous (there's a rather tasteless subplot involving Nazi gas chambers). The finale involves several sudden twists, each more preposterous than the last. There are several quotes from Freud in intertitles (complete with English-language misspellings) and the usual liberal sprinkling of sexual psychopathology--incest, Elektra and Oedipal complexes, borderline pedophilia, etc. This movie will probably confound newcomers to the giallo film, but people more familiar with the genre will no doubt appreciate it.

Pier Angeli is especially good in a dual role, or actually a triple role considering that she plays one of the characters as both an adult woman and an adolescent girl (the latter no mean feat considering the actress was in her late 30's at the time). Tragically, she would commit suicide not longer after this movie came out. The co-writer Mario Caiano would direct the very similar "Eye in the Labyrinth" and, not surprisingly, some of the other people behind the camera were later involved in the indefensibly trash Italian Nazi sexploitation cycle.

Oh, and by the way, the title "In the Folds of Flesh" actually refers to the folds in the brain, not what some of you dirty-minded folks out there might think.

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