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Fabio Pittorru (screenplay) &
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1976 (USA) See more »
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Barbara Bouchet ... Kitty Wildenbrück
Ugo Pagliai ... Martin Hoffmann
Marina Malfatti ... Franziska Wildenbrück
Marino Masé ... Police Inspector
Pia Giancaro ... Rosemary (as Maria Pia Giancaro)

Sybil Danning ... Lulu Palm
Nino Korda ... Herbert Zieler
Fabrizio Moresco ... Peter
Rudolf Schündler ... Tobias Wildenbrück (as Rudolf Schindler)
Maria Antonietta Guido
Carla Mancini
Bruno Bertocci ... Hans, Spring Director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sisto Brunetti ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dolores Calò ... Dress-Fitter at Fashion House (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Policeman (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Fashion studio boss (uncredited)
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Directed by
Emilio Miraglia  (as Emilio P. Miraglia)
Writing credits
Fabio Pittorru (screenplay) &
Emilio Miraglia (screenplay) (as Emilio P. Miraglia)

Fabio Pittorru (idea)

Produced by
Elio Di Pietro .... line producer
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
Cinematography by
Alberto Spagnoli 
Film Editing by
Romeo Ciatti 
Production Design by
Lorenzo Baraldi 
Costume Design by
Lorenzo Baraldi 
Makeup Department
Iolanda Conti .... hair stylist (as Jolanda Conti)
Giulio Natalucci .... makeup artist
Art Department
Ignazio Signoriello .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Fiorenzo Magli .... sound engineer
Umberto Picistrelli .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Cesare Venturini .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Gabriele Ingafù .... assistant editor
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
Other crew
Giuseppe Bruno Bossio .... production secretary
Michele Figazzaro .... assistant production secretary
Graziella Marsetti .... script supervisor
Sandro Testa .... assistant production secretary
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Also Known As:
"La dama rossa uccide sette volte" - Italy (original title)
"Blood Feast" - USA (dubbed version)
"Feast of Flesh" - USA (recut version)
"The Corpse Which Didn't Want to Die" - USA
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100 min | Germany:78 min (cut version) | Greece:89 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Though the film has been co-produced by a German production company and mostly shot in Germany, it was never released theatrically there, just premiered straight to Video in the late 80s.See more »
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Murder, mystery, family secrets, revenge...all you could ask for from a great giallo, 13 February 2011
Author: sgtking from United States

The greatest Horror/Thriller directors know how to keep their viewers guessing and on the edge of their seats. There are certain ingredients necessary to make a successful film in either genre and no one does it like the Italians. In the US we have Alfred Hitchcock and John Carpenter, both of which have scared audiences around the world over and over. But then there are those copycats who don't get what makes a great Horror film or Thriller work. Filmmakers like Dario Argento, Mario Bava, and Lucio Fulci had/have styles all their own and were only influenced by some of the greats rather than stole from them. They too influenced other directors to cook up their own tales of terror, like Emilio Miraglia's 'The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave.' Not simply 100 minutes of cheap thrills, the film is without question one of the best of the genre and those who loved it would get another taste with his follow up 'The Red Queen Kills 7 Times.' This sadly was to be the last of his giallos, but if it had to be it wasn't at all a bad send off.

Pros: Above average performances. Suspenseful story. Gorgeous cinematography, which really brings out the vibrant colors. Beautifully scored. Handsome production design, which ranges from a Gothic castle to modern style apartments. Well paced, slow but steady. Lots of twists and turns. Some memorable and quite violent murders. An eerie feeling hangs over the film.

Cons: Somethings, like the hairstyles and clothes, date the film. The big revelation is a bit convoluted.

Final thoughts: They say that lightening doesn't strike twice, but in this case it actually did. Miraglia made a different, but almost equally satisfying second giallo that like 'Night' has held up really well. Whereas that film is more of a Gothic exercise in Horror, 'Red Queen' is like a lurid nightmare. The good news is that it's finally available in a high quality print along with 'Night' from No Shame. Well worth picking up if Italian Horror is your scene.

My rating: 4.5/5

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