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La casa de las muertas vivientes (1972)

A young widower with his new wife returns to the mansion in which his first wife died.

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José Antonio Amor ...
Oliver Bromfield
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Ruth
Nuria Torray ...
Sara
Teresa Gimpera ...
Jenny
Gioia Desideri ...
Helen
Alicia Tomás ...
Clara La Cameriera
Osvaldo Genazzani ...
Il Detective Privato
Carlo Gentili ...
Il Dottore
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Oliver & Ruth are a young couple who just got marry, Oliver is a widower. They decide to live into an old mansion belonging to his family in which under strange circumstances, his first wife died. once in there they are greeted by his sister and his stepmother. Oliver is still haunted by the dead of his first wife, and soon Ruth begins to suspect that in was not an accident what caused the death. Written by jairhcastillo

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7 January 1972 (Italy)  »

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Night of the Scorpion  »

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A mostly boring experience
14 August 2002 | by (Zürich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This Spanish-Italian co-production tells the story of a man who feels deep guilt for the death of his wife: He, an alcoholic, is convinced that he accidentally caused her lethal fall in their villa while he was drunk. He finds a new wife, but he's incapable of coping with his first wife's death. Moreover, the maid and his sister don't seem to accept the new woman in the household. After some time, suddenly bodies are piling up ... and the tomb of the man's first wife is empty!

The plot may sound interesting, but the whole film proceeds too slow: The first hour of the film (two thirds of the running time) is more relationship drama than Giallo horror. It's also tediously talky, and the only thing delivered in this first hour is some nudity. Then, suddenly, the film becomes a standard Giallo with a razor swinging gloved killer murdering almost everybody the tormented man has contact with. Is there a razor wielding ghost in the house? The solution to all this isn't very convincing either.

Even though the final 30 minutes make up for the first hour, it's still a rather boring film as a whole that doesn't really deliver. Interesting for Giallo and Italian horror completists only.


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