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Release Date:
31 December 1972 (West Germany) See more »
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There's No Place To Hide When ... THE DEAD ARE ALIVE!
Plot:
A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead. | Add synopsis »
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A fairly mediocre horror/giallo cross-over See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alex Cord ... Jason Porter

Samantha Eggar ... Myra Shelton

John Marley ... Nikos Samarakis

Nadja Tiller ... Leni Samarakis
Enzo Tarascio ... Inspector Giuranna
Horst Frank ... Stephen
Enzo Cerusico ... Alberto
Carlo De Mejo ... Igor Samarakis
Daniela Surina ... Irene
Vladan Holec ... Otello (as Vladan Milasinovic)
Christina von Blanc ... Velia (as Christiane Von Blank)
Mario Maranzana ... Sgt. Vitanza
Wendy D'Olive ... Giselle
Pier Luigi D'Orazio ... Minelli
Ivan Pavicevac ... Policeman
Cinzia Bruno ... Motorcyclist's girlfriend
Rodolfo Bigotti ... Motorcyclist
Carla Mancini
Rosita Torosh (as Rosa Toros)
Alessandro Angeloni
Pietro Fumelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Bertocci ... Servant (uncredited)
Carla Brait ... Danzatrice (uncredited)
Aristide Caporale ... Muratore (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Armando Crispino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucio Battistrada 
Armando Crispino 
Lutz Eisholz 
Bryan Edgar Wallace  short story

Produced by
Artur Brauner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Erico Menczer 
 
Film Editing by
Alberto Gallitti 
 
Art Direction by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
 
Set Decoration by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Costume Design by
Luca Sabatelli 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Tourjansky .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bruno Zanoli .... sound mixer
 
Editorial Department
Edoardo Romani .... assistant editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'etrusco uccide ancora" - Italy (original title)
"Overtime" - Europe (English title)
"The Etruscan Kills Again" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
105 min | Germany:99 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:16 (re-rating) (2006) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)
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70mm blow-up version released in Spain.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A fairly mediocre horror/giallo cross-over, 31 March 2013
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

A group of archaeologists work on excavating Etruscan tombs. A series of murders start and they seem to be connected to these ancient ruins in some way. Is this the work of the vengeful god Tuchulka? The Dead Are Alive is a giallo/horror hybrid. It follows the conventions of the former but it also incorporates a supernatural horror angle. Like many similar Italian films from the time it's a pretty convoluted affair. Its central story isn't always very well presented and the film meanders a lot of the time. Things aren't helped all that much by an uncharismatic male lead actor who doesn't exactly elicit much sympathy. His character seems to be a bit of a sex pest in fairness. There are better actors in the support roles such as Samantha Eggar - who later starred in David Cronenberg's The Brood - and Horst Frank who plays a slightly sinister homosexual eccentric similar to the role he had in Dario Argento's Cat o' Nine Tails. There is a smattering of bloody violence throughout. And the supernatural angle does offer something different for this type of picture. But overall it's doesn't make very much of a connection.

Its director Armando Crispino also contributed the later Autopsy, which was another unconventional giallo. Both films deserve some credit for at least trying to bring in different things to the sub-genre but truthfully neither of them are very good. Riz Ortolani contributes another lush score that tries its best to enliven events.

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