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29 April 1972 (Italy) See more »
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The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Gianni Garko ... Nicola
Agostina Belli ... Sdenka
Roberto Maldera ... Jovan (as Mark Roberts)
Cinzia De Carolis ... Irina
Teresa Gimpera ... Elena
Bill Vanders ... Gorca Ciuvelak (as William Vanders)
Umberto Raho ... Doctor Tosi
Luis Suárez ... Vlado
Sabrina Tamborra ... Mira
Rosita Torosh ... Nurse (as Rosa Toros)
Stefano Oppedisano ... Male Nurse
Maria Monti ... The witch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bartha ... Saw-Mill Owner (uncredited)
Tom Felleghy ... Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Renato Turi ... Il Detective In Pensione (uncredited)

Directed by
Giorgio Ferroni 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eduardo Manzanos Brochero 
Romano Migliorini 
Gianbattista Mussetto 
Aleksei Tolstoy  novelette Sem'ya vurdalaka

Produced by
Luigi Mariani .... producer
 
Original Music by
Giorgio Gaslini 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Berenguer 
 
Film Editing by
Gianmaria Messeri 
 
Costume Design by
Elio Micheli 
 
Production Management
Solly V. Bianco .... production manager
 
Art Department
Eugenio Liverani .... set designer
 
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects (as Rambaldi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastiano Celeste .... camera operator (as Nino Celeste)
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Edda Dell'Orso .... singer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"La notte dei diavoli" - Italy (original title)
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91 min
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A fairy-tale ... with a dash of gore, 8 April 2010
Author: matheusmarchetti from Brazil

A great, obscure Italian gem from the 70's, directed by Giorgio Ferroni, "Mill of the Stone Women". It's based on the same story as the "Wurdalack" segment of Mario Bava's "Black Sabbath", and I consider to be about on the same level of the latter. It's much more mean-spirited and darker than Bava's version, and while it may not be as elegant and subtly creepy, this one is quite frightening and suffocatingly atmospheric in it's own right, with some surprisingly haunting and disturbing set pieces. The characters and the story were much better developed, and unlike "Black Sabbath", I actually cared for them. The actors also did a pretty good job, with some solid performances. Still, I thought the violence and nudity came off as gratuitous and were not really necessary, and Carlo Rambaldi's special effects didn't age very well, specially compared to his other works. Nevertheless, Ferroni's stylish direction and Georgio Gaslini's eerie, melancholic score more than make up for it's flaws. I also loved how the film is slow paced, but never gets boring, always keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats.

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