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

R  |   |  Horror  |  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
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


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 <>

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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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August 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

They're Coming to Get You  »

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


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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Referenced in Sergio Martino: The Art and Arteries of the Giallo (2011) See more »

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Psychedelic and stylish Sergio Martino thriller
4 November 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

All The Colors of the Dark is a combination of a giallo, an occult horror and a Roman Polanski style claustrophobic apartment-based thriller. It's possibly director Sergio Martino's most ambitious film from a period when he produced a series of excellent pictures. Unlike Martino's other gialli, this one is much more psychological in approach. It doesn't have a series of murders or anything like that but instead focuses on the troubled world of its female protagonist played by cult actress Edwige Fenech. She is recovering from a car crash which claimed the life of her unborn baby, shortly after this she is menaced by a mysterious man and is introduced to a black magic group by an enigmatic neighbour. The story isn't all that great to be perfectly honest it's the style in which it's presented that's its strength. It's consistently photographed in an interesting way, with unusual angles and good colour schemes. The disorienting camera angles do add to the overall theme of a psychologically troubled woman. The London settings are also used very well indeed – the apartment block and country manor are both very effectively shot. It would also be deeply remiss to not mention Bruno Nicolai's soundtrack. It's a really nice psychedelic piece that adds to the atmosphere very nicely, it comes into its own in the scenes of the cult indoctrinating Edwige Fenech's character into their circle; this scene is one of the best that Martino ever directed, it's pure 70's psychedelic delirium. It's only matched in this movie by the very creepy and bizarre opening dream sequence which includes things like a murdered pregnant woman and a hideous old crone dressed like a child's doll.

The movie is immeasurably helped by the presence of Edwige Fenech. She looks like the definitive giallo heroine here, with her gorgeous mane of long black hair, porcelain skin and big eyes. She is certainly a welcome character to base the movie around and does play the vulnerable victim very well it has to be said. Her co-star, the always excellent Susan Scott, who plays her sister, is sadly underused but at least she's there. The male stars don't particularly shine but Ivan Rassimov has a fairly memorable role as the blue-eyed psycho. Overall, Sergio Martino produced another fine Italian thriller with this movie. I'm not convinced it's his best necessarily, and perhaps it sometimes promises more than it actually delivers. Nevertheless, this one should most certainly please fans of this kind of thing.

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