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

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

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(as Aristide Massaccesi)

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(screenplay) (as C. Bernabei) , (screenplay) (as A. Massaccesi) , 2 more credits »
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A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

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A masterpiece.
16 October 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Death Smiles at Murder" is an excellent Italian horror film.It's a story of a man who uses an ancient Incan formula to raise the dead and uses it for his own series of revenge murders.This film is a bizarre mixture of necrophilia,sexual obsession and gore.It offers some downright hypnotic scenes plus a little bit of gruesome violence.The script is incomprehensible and the make-up effects are pretty terrible.Still D'Amato does create some wonderful imagery.Berto Pisano's soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful.The cast is excellent-Klaus Kinski shines in his rather underwritten role and Eva Aulin is effective as reanimated woman.Highly recommended,especially if you like Italian horror.


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