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18 August 1971 (Italy) See more »
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A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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
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

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103 min | Italy:88 min (cut version)
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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 »
Revealing mistakes: The story is set in England, and the cars keep to the left-hand side of the road, but they are all left-hand drive cars.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I preferred Emilio Miraglia's other giallo, 'The Red Queen Kills 7 Times'., 15 February 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Alan (Anthony Steffen), an English multi-millionaire with a few screws loose (thanks to his first wife's infidelity and untimely death during childbirth), entices sexy, red-headed women to his castle, offering them bundles of cash to stay the weekend. Once back at his ancestral pile, he gets them nekkid, proceeds to flog them with a bull-whip, and then kills them.

But when he meets blonde hottie Gladys (Marina Malfatti) and falls for her ample charms, he decides to give up his murderous ways and get married. Their wedded bliss is short-lived, however, thanks to Alan's iffy mental state, which becomes increasingly fragile when his dead wife Evelyn starts to appear outside his window and a spate of gruesome murders occur within the castle grounds.

So let's recap: a groovy 70s Euro-horror with loads of tasty women in various states of undress; spooky Gothic retreats and misty graveyards; a sadistic rich psycho with a penchant for drop-dead gorgeous babes with cracking bods; several vicious murders (including a great bit where one victim has her head bashed in with a rock and her entrails eaten by foxes). Normally, a checklist like that would guarantee me a good time—so why did I find 'The Night Evelyn Came Out Of Her Grave' so dull? Well, for starters, the plot is way too convoluted: there are red herrings, crazy plot developments, and suspects galore, and it all becomes a bit too much. By the ridiculous ending—in which we discover that, all along, several people have been plotting to get their greedy paws on Alan's wealth, and that our red-head killing nut-job is actually supposed to be the hero of the movie—my head was hurting too much to care! Secondly, Emilio Maraglia's direction is pretty torpid. Stylish, yes; but as slow as molasses at times.

And then there's the bits that are just too damn silly, possibly even for a giallo: the death by poisonous snake bite (surely one of the most bizarre choices of weapon ever); Alan's Aunt Agatha, an old crippled relative who is played by a pretty young woman; the hiring of a group of identical curly headed blondes as maids; the poor attempt at convincing the audience that the film is set in England (mentioning 'pounds' and hiring a crap police uniform for one of the extras is not enough); and then, of course, there is the unlikelihood of finding a bag of sulphuric acid laying next to a swimming pool...

'The Night Evelyn Came Out Of Her Grave' isn't a total waste of time (how could it be, with so much female flesh on show?), but there are much better giallo's out there. Watch this one if you're a fan of the genre and you've already seen the best—but don't expect too much.

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