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The Norliss Tapes (1973)

An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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David Norliss
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Sanford T. Evans
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Ellen Sterns Cort
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Sheriff Tom Hartley
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Marsha Sterns
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Mme. Jeckiel
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Charles Langdon
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Mr. Dobkins
Robert Mandan ...
George Rosen
Ed Gilbert ...
Sid Phelps (as Edmund Gilbert)
Jane Dulo ...
Sarah Dobkins
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Truck Driver
Bob Schott ...
Sargoth
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Man in Langdon Gallery
Patrick Wright ...
Larry Mather
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Storyline

A newspaper publisher listens to the personal tapes of investigative reporter David Norliss, who has disappeared during an investigation. The tapes tell the story of that investigation, involving a recent widow whose late husband has been seen working in his private studio. As Norliss and the widow investigate, they unravel a plot involving Voodoo and the walking dead. Written by balkaster

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21 February 1973 (USA)  »

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L'anello del mistero  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was intended as a pilot for a TV series of the same name. It was not picked up by NBC. See more »

Quotes

David Norliss: The morning I drove down from San Francisco, the weather was foul. A curtain of cold rain fell from a gun metal grey sky. I'd set up a meeting with Sheriff Hartley in Carmel to discuss the Ellen Court situation. I didn't expect much cooperation from him but it was worth a try. A way to begin. When I pulled up in front of Hartley's office, the sky had begun to clear and the sun was breaking through. I hoped it was a good omen.
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Excellent Roy Thinnes Movie....in same class as Night Stalker
7 May 2000 | by (Palm Springs, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that this movie is not readily available, like "THE NIGHT STALKER" is....it is a very well done (KUDOS to Dan Curtis, DARK SHADOWS, etc)Occultish-Vampirish Horror movie (made for TV). The setting for this film (Carmel, CA, I believe) is as atmospherically driven as was the Dark Shadows Intro...if you can view this film, i wholeheartedly recommend it. A fine cast, with Roy Thinnes in the lead, investigator role, with Claude Adkins "reprising" his role as the unbelieving lawman....if you liked Carl Kolchak or Fox Mulder, this film is out there...find the truth for your self.....


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