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The Hand That Feeds the Dead (1974)
"La mano che nutre la morte" (original title)

 |  Horror  |  29 April 1974 (Italy)
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Prof. Nijinski
Katia Christine ...
Masha / Tanja Nijinski
Marzia Damon ...
Katja Olenov
Carmen Silva
Stella Calderoni ...
Sonia
Romano De Gironcoli
Alessandro Perrella ...
Carla Mancini ...
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Luigi Bevilacqua
Bruno Arié
Osiride Pevarello ...
Inn-Keeper (as Osiride Peverello)
Amedeo Timpani
Pasquale Toscano
Ayhan Isik ...
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Erol Tas ...
Prof. Nijinski's henchman
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Often confused with Lover of the Monster (1974), which was released only a month after this film. Both films are directed by Sergio Garrone and feature the same cast - except Carmen Silva who appears only in this film. The two films also share some of the same footage but they *are* entirely different films with different plots. See more »

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a facial transplant classic
27 May 2004 | by (Minneapolis MN USA) – See all my reviews

You don't hear much about them anymore, but from the 50's, to fairly recent times, Facial Transplant horror films were a thriving sub-genre.

Beginning with "La Yeux Sans Visage" (eyes without a face/Horror Chamber Of Dr. Faustus) by Georges Franju, these continued onward with "Awful Dr, Orloff" by Jess Franco (who has made quite a few, including one of the most recent, "Faceless"), "Double Face" by Riccardo Freda, "The Devil's Commandment", and "The Hand That Feeds The Dead". "THTFTD" was unknown to me at first viewing, but this is one of the great facial transplant movies. Klaus Kinski is in fine form as our "mad scientist", attempting to correct a past mistake. The laboratory he uses is also one of the best ever, just eye-popping. Very obscure in America, but available subtitled from the usual sources. This is one of the greats, and almost nobody even knows about it.

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