5.7/10
441
25 user 31 critic

The Hanging Woman (1973)

La orgía de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | September 1975 (USA)
Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Diana Lorys, Eduardo Calvo
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A man suffers from the curse of lyncanthropy and seeks out the aid of a German doctor and his wife who are experts in the occult. Unknowingly, the cursed man has summoned two vampires ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique López Eguiluz
Stars: Paul Naschy, Dyanik Zurakowska, Manuel Manzaneque
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, who was executed several hundred years previously for murdering young woman and bathing in their blood.

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Silvia Aguilar
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.

Directors: Claudio Guerín, Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Renaud Verley, Viveca Lindfors, Alfredo Mayo
Panic Beats (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The spirit of a deceased knight returns every 100 years to clean a house by graphically murdering the women who are making the life of his descendants unbearable.

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Lola Gaos
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Romy, Mirta Miller
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Víctor Alcázar
Horror | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hit man working for the Yakuza double crosses his employers and flees with a cache of diamonds from the latest heist. Injured and hiding in the mountain regions of Spain, with Japanease ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Eiko Nagashima, Lautaro Murúa
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Paul Naschy's Spanish version of "The Mummy".

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Jack Taylor, María Silva
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza
Le regine (1970)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young hippie kills a man, and seeks refuge at the lakeside house of three beautiful sisters, who seem to be hiding a dark secret.

Director: Tonino Cervi
Stars: Haydée Politoff, Silvia Monti, Ida Galli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Serge Chekov (as Stan Cooper)
Maria Pia Conte ...
Nadia Mihaly
Dyanik Zurakowska ...
Doris Droila (as Dianick Zorakowska)
Pasquale Basile ...
The detective (as Pasquale Pasile)
...
Professor Leon Droila
Aurora de Alba ...
Mary
Eleonora Vargas ...
(as Leonora Vargas)
José Cárdenas ...
2nd Guard
Giuliana Garavaglia ...
(as Giusy Garr)
Carla Mancini
Alessandro Perrella
Carlos Quiney ...
The Butler (as Charles Quiney)
Isarco Ravaioli ...
Town's Mayor
...
Igor
Edit

Storyline

Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an inheritance is met with apocalyptic visions and other evil omens. The town unearths a crypt full of horrors, including a devil-worshipping coven and throngs of the living dead. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

scotland | coven | zombie | omen | crypt | See All (59) »

Taglines:

For the Squeamish ... Keep Repeating ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

September 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Evil Dead  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Naschy had to play a secondary role as Igor the gravedigger because he was acting in another movie being shot at the exact same time. See more »

Goofs

When confronted by two of the zombies after escaping the catacombs, Serges shoots one of them nine times with his revolver. This was after already discharging it in the catacombs several times, but prior to any reloading. Most revolvers contain only five or six cartridges. See more »

Connections

Featured in An Interview with Paul Naschy (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Has its moments
1 May 2001 | by (northeastern PA) – See all my reviews

I saw this dubbed Spanish film as The Hanging Woman, on Gorgon Video. The box promised scenes of brutality, rape, and humiliation beyond Last House on the Left. Just to clear the record, this is not true. There is no rape, and the closest thing to humiliation is when an innocent virgin bares her breasts. There is violence and graphic gore, but it really doesn't kick in until the climax. And what a climax! Bloody zombies rampaging in the best Night of the Living Dead fashion, with the luridness increased in typical European style. The final shot is chilling and almost Bergman-esque. However, the rest of the movie is pretty uneventful. Despite a strong beginning and creepy atmosphere--with the dirtiness of the period perfectly captured by grainy, washed-out color photography--most of the film is like an overlong episode of Dark Shadows. Sexy Dyanik Zurakowska has some powerful nude scenes, and her sex scene with Stelvio Rosi helps spice things up...but not much else happens. Paul Naschy, the reason many people seek this out, has a small role as a red-herring necrophile. On the whole, I think The Hanging Woman is worth seeing--but you should know what you're getting into. If you want your Naschy fix, see one of his werewolf movies.

Trivia: La Orgia de los muertos originally hit the States in 1974 as The Hanging Woman. International Artists promoted the film with a Last House-inspired campaign: "For the squeamish, keep repeating: It can't be true, can't be true, can't be true, can't be true, can't be true." Stelvio Rosi was billed as Stanley Cooper.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?