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All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
"Tutti i colori del buio" (original title)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  August 1976 (USA)
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A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ...
Richard Steele
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Jane Harrison
Ivan Rassimov ...
Mark Cogan
Julián Ugarte ...
J.P. McBrian
George Rigaud ...
Dr. Burton
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ...
Elderly Neighbor
Nieves Navarro ...
Barbara Harrison (as Susan Scott)
Marina Malfatti ...
Mary Weil
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Francis Clay (as Alan Collins)
Dominique Boschero ...
Jane's Mother
Lisa Leonardi ...
Girl with dog
Renato Chiantoni ...
Mr. Main
Tom Felleghy ...
Inspector Smith
Vera Drudi ...
Nightmare Woman
Carla Mancini
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Jane lives in London with Richard, her boyfriend. When she was five, her mother was murdered, and she recently lost a baby in a car crash. She's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding, blue-eyed man. Richard, a pharmaceutical salesman, thinks the cure is vitamins; Jane's sister Barbara, who works for a psychiatrist, recommends analysis; a neighbor Jane's just met promises that if Jane participates in a Black Mass, all her fears will disappear. Jane tries the Mass, but it seems to bring her nightmares to life. Is there any way out for her short of death or a living Hell? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They exist. They bear the mark of the devil inside them. They may be your neighbors. They may be your wife, husband, sweetheart. They may even be your children. Their time has come. See more »

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Italian censorship visa # 59784 delivered on 24-2-1972. See more »

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Jane Harrison: I got frightened. A strange guy tried to follow me all the way home.
Mary Weil: I'm frightened that the time will come when a man won't follow me home.
Jane Harrison: I'm afraid this one was a maniac.
Mary Weil: Strange men have been following women since the Stone Age, Jane.
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Decent giallo thriller with some nice psychedelic touches
2 September 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

I'd be lying if I said "All the Colors of the Dark" is one of the finest Giallos, but fans of the subgenre, Satanist thrillers, or 70s psychedelic European horror will be entertained. The plot isn't exactly the most original devised. It seems very derivative of "Rosemary's Baby", but the Italian exploitation filmmakers of the time were known for latching onto successful American films. However, what sets this apart from being just a mere ripoff is there's a good deal of nice psychedelic touches, particularly the genuinely unnerving nightmare sequences. Also, director Sergio Martino, while not a great stylist, knows how to build tension in some sequences. The fact that Edwige Fenech, possibly the most gorgeous woman working in European horror at the time, plays the lead damsel in distress is definitely a plus.

The film, like many other European horrors, is extremely stylish. Fortunately, in addition to the standard bits of dreamlike weirdness that was a staple of the genre, it actually has a coherent plot. Sure, its dumb and not always compelling, but the fact that they tried is a plus. The direction by Martino isn't always well paced (the film has many lulls and seems to have several endings), but he effectively builds tension in many sequences. The violence is surprisingly minimal as well, making the occasional outbursts all the more shocking. Still, the main reason to watch this is Fenech. Shes breathtakingly beautiful, and while not necessarily a great actress, certainly has an amount of screen presence. The film wouldn't be half as good with a different actress. "All the Colors of the Dark" isn't anything I'll be rushing to watch a second time, but its worth renting if you're a fan of this stuff. (6/10)


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