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18 August 1971 (Italy) See more »
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Anthony Steffen ... Lord Alan Cunningham
Marina Malfatti ... Gladys Cunningham
Enzo Tarascio ... George Harriman (as Rod Murdock)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Dr. Richard Timberlane
Umberto Raho ... Farley
Roberto Maldera ... Albert
Joan C. Davis ... Aunt Agatha (as Joan C. Davies)
Erika Blanc ... Susie
Ettore Bevilacqua ... Il custode del cimitero
Brizio Montinaro (as Montinaro Brizio)
Maria Teresa Tofano ... Polly (as M. Teresa Toffano)
Paola Natale

Directed by
Emilio Miraglia  (as Emilio P. Miraglia)
Writing credits
Fabio Pittorru (story) &
Massimo Felisatti (story)

Massimo Felisatti (screenplay) &
Fabio Pittorru (screenplay) &
Emilio Miraglia (screenplay) (as Emilio P. Miraglia)

Produced by
Antonio Sarno .... producer
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
Cinematography by
Gastone Di Giovanni (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Romeo Ciatti 
Art Direction by
Lorenzo Baraldi 
Costume Design by
Lorenzo Baraldi 
Makeup Department
Giusy Bovino .... hair stylist (as Giuseppina Bovino)
Marcello Di Paolo .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ambrogio Molteni .... assistant director (as Palmambrogio Molteni)
Art Department
Marco Dentici .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Armando Janota .... boom operator (as Armando Jamota)
Fiorenzo Magli .... sound engineer
Mario Morigi .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Fernando Gallandt .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Gabriele Ingafù .... assistant editor
Other crew
Alberto Passone .... production secretary
Patrizia Zulini .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"La notte che Evelyn uscì dalla tomba" - Italy (original title)
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103 min | Italy:88 min (cut version)
Color (Technicolor)
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One gimmick used to sell the film was theaters serving "Bloodcorn". This was actually regular popcorn with red food dye on it.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During Susie's first dance, a band member is singing, any yet the music is instrumental only.See more »


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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Evelyn Should Have Stayed Buried!, 2 August 2005

Italian horror/suspense film about a wealthy English lord who cruises pubs and taverns for girls with red hair just like his recently deceased wife Evelyn. You know he must have really loved his wife, because he brings them to his home - a huge, rotting castle - and makes them disrobe and then tortures them, whips them, and kills them. The most bizarre aspect of this film for me was that somehow by the film's end, we see this guy played by Antonio De Teffe as the HERO of the film. Anyway, soon, under the advice of his playboy uncle Roberto Maldera, De Teffe settles down with a girl he meets at his uncle's party. She moves in and strange things begin to happen to De Teffe's fragile state of mind. He begins to see and hear his dead wife and finally, well, just look at the title if you are still curious. Also, family members and friends begin to die in the most brutal fashions. Poor Aunt Agatha(she looks like she might even be younger than De Teffe and they have her in a wheelchair and trying to look old) meets her fate in a foxy fashion. Another man is injected and then buried alive. And of course, there is a whole explanation as to why/how Evelyn did what she did. Director Emilio Miraglia does do some things fairly well: the settings in the film are well-suited for this film though trying to make us believe it is England is ludicrous at best. None of the actors look English. Many having dark black hair and Mediterranean complexions and wearing clothes an Englishman wouldn't be caught dead in. The cars drive on their wrong side of the road. But all that notwithstanding, the crypt scene was effectively shot and I liked the cheesy resolution too. And of course any film with the sultry, red-headed Erika Blanc is always a plus. There is a streak of sexual perversion; however, which I found somewhat appalling with the idea that torturing women was quite alright and healthy in order to relieve one of his mental demons. C'mon.

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