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All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

Tutti i colori del buio (original title)
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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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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)
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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 cannot be exorcised from the world because their power has grown too strong ...their numbers too many! See more »

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13 August 1976 (USA)  »

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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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Darkness imprisoning her... All that she sees, absolute horror!
23 July 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

There's isn't any black-gloved killer butchering one fashion model after the other with an exceptional weapon here, yet that certainly doesn't make "All the Colors of the Dark" any less of a genuine Italian giallo! This solid thriller, directed by the almighty Sergio Martino ("Torso", "Blade of the Ripper") , benefits most from its extremely stylish cinematography and, of course, the mesmerizing looks of lead actress and reigning giallo-queen Edwige Fenech. With this natural beauty running around hysterically all the time – often scarcely dressed – you almost feel forced to forgive the story for being overly confusing and the violence for being too tame. Jane is a young woman, still recovering from a traumatizing accident in which she lost her unborn child, and suffers from re-occurring nightmares as well as hallucinations of being stalked by a blue-eyed creep. With her lover Richard out of town a lot, others try to help Jane with her mental problems. Her sister recommends seeing a psychiatrist and a befriended girl in the apartment even advises her to join a satanic cult. This last initiative obviously isn't a very good idea, as lovely Jane becomes involved in an occult mess of rape & murder, starring all the people of her unexplained hallucinations. Sergio Martino creates and sustains a powerful atmosphere of paranoia and morbidity, yet it's truly regretful that there isn't any more gore on display. Jane's nightmares are remotely bloody, but true fans of Italian horror cinema require a bit more sadism. There are several suspenseful scenes to make up for this, notably the one where Fenech awakes in a countryside cottage and painfully realizes she STILL isn't safe. The screenplay makes several intriguing twists & turns near the end, just in time to make it a great giallo after all. I have to admit that the first hour of "All the Colors of the Dark" nearly wasn't as compelling and involving as other contemporary gialli. The music is great as usual and, apart from Edwige, this movie also contains great performances by George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov and Nieves Navarro.


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