MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,627 this week

Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
"La morte ha sorriso all'assassino" (original title)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 507 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 26 critic

A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

Director:

(as Aristide Massaccesi)

Writers:

(screenplay) (as C. Bernabei) , (screenplay) (as A. Massaccesi) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 187 titles
created 25 May 2011
 
a list of 2695 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
 
a list of 917 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1620 titles
created 08 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)

Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death Smiles on a Murderer.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The ageing Countess discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty. She falls in love with a dashing young soldier but is compelled to kill again and ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Grau
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Espartaco Santoni, Ewa Aulin
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and ... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Questi
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Jane Birkin, Hiram Keller, Françoise Christophe
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A blind boy receives a vision that warn him of the birth of the anti-christ.

Director: Ugo Liberatore
Stars: Renato Cestiè, Rena Niehaus, Yorgo Voyagis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: William Rotsler
Stars: Cathy Crowfoot, Adele Rein, Scott Avery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Shep Salusky
Stars: Eddie Daniels, Brendan Foley, Todd Licea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Juan Manuel Torres
Stars: Valentín Trujillo, Mercedes Carreño, Leticia Perdigón
The Double (1971)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man is shot in an underground car-park by a mysterious bearded man. As he dies he recollects the events that led him to this situation, including adulterous liaisons and jealous envy.

Director: Romolo Guerrieri
Stars: Jean Sorel, Lucia Bosé, Ewa Aulin
Don Giovanni (1970)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Carmelo Bene
Stars: Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli, Vittorio Bodini
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Irina Demick, Pilar Velázquez
Bôryoku gai (1974)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An retired yakuza is caught in the middle of a growing conflict between two rival clans.

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Noboru Andô, Akira Kobayashi, Isao Natsuyagi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Greta von Holstein
...
Dr. Sturges
Angela Bo ...
Eva von Ravensbrück
Sergio Doria ...
Walter von Ravensbrück
Attilio Dottesio ...
Inspector Dannick
Marco Mariani ...
Simeon, the butler
Luciano Rossi ...
Franz, Greta's Brother
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Dr. von Ravensbrück, Walter's Father
Fernando Cerulli ...
Professor Kempte (as Franco Cerulli)
Carla Mancini ...
Gertrude - the Maid
Giorgio Dolfin ...
Maier - Ballet dancer
Edit

Storyline

A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1973 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Death Smiles on a Murderer  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Synergia (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not your typical D'Amato movie
30 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Death Smiles at Murder-Aristide Massaccesi (aka Joe D'Amato) This is not your typical D'Amato movie, if there is such a thing. There's graphic violence, a little gore, but nothing really over the top. But what this movie has, is a little style and maybe even ~~gasp~~ some class. It's very confusing, and includes everything from reanimation, to a three way love affair, to a murder mystery. The basic plot is about a young beautiful woman Greta, who shows up at a Villa and is involved in a horse carriage accident which impales the driver. A couple take her in since she has developed amnesia. There's a series of flashbacks that attempt to cast some Intel on who she is, but not why she is there. Klaus Kinski has a small role as the doctor who attends to her, but has a totally different agenda which deals with a concoction he's working on to bring back the dead. Soon the movie gets even more bizarre and even takes a little from Poe's "Black Cat". Everything looks pretty damn good in this movie, the sets, the actors, and the main thing I noticed is the main theme to the soundtrack is straight out of "Suspiria". In fact, you could pretty much say ~~stolen from Suspiria~~.

Both the Husband and his Wife fall in love with Greta, and the Wife especially turns out to be rather jealous and walls up Greta in the dungeon. After that some even more bizarre happenings occurs resulting in the gruesome death of the Wife. But what happened to the walled up Greta? Well, that little chore is up to the local Police Inspector, and he hasn't got a clue as to what is going on, because Greta has vanished. This all culminates in a fairly good, if not confusing, ending that seems to put most of pieces back in order.


10 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I Love This Movie spoono01
I finally found it!!!!!!!!!!!!! piry12
Saw when I was 11 years old. Creature Feature todd-dale
Discuss Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?