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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)
"Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1 June 1975 (USA)
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A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Galbó ...
Edna (as Christine Galbo)
Ray Lovelock ...
George
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The Inspector
Aldo Massasso ...
Kinsey
Giorgio Trestini ...
Craig
Roberto Posse ...
Benson
José Lifante ...
Martin (as Jose Ruiz Lifante)
Jeannine Mestre ...
Katie
Gengher Gatti ...
Keith
Fernando Hilbeck ...
Guthrie
Vera Drudi ...
Mary
Vicente Vega ...
Dr. Duffield
Francisco Sanz ...
Perkins
Paul Benson ...
Wood
Anita Colby ...
Nurse
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Storyline

A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative. Written by Jojo Mac

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Your tearing flesh will scream for death! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

1 June 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Window  »

Box Office

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ESP 16,894,971 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jorge Grau purposely cast an actress known for having a flat chest in the role of the nurse so that a fake chest piece could be applied that the zombies could tear into for her death scene. See more »

Goofs

If you look at the lettering on the door while the police and George are at the Old Owl, you can see that owl is mistakenly spelled "Olw". See more »

Quotes

The Inspector: I wish the dead could come back to life, you bastard, so then I could kill you again.
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Referenced in The Grapes of Death (1978) See more »

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Possibly the most underrated zombie movie ever made.
18 October 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue' is possibly the most underrated zombie movie ever made. It's certainly one of the most interesting as it's an Italian/Spanish co-production, but curiously set in England, and it predates both 'Dawn Of The Dead' and the subsequent Eurozombie boom led by Lucio Fulci et al. The zombies themselves aren't as gruesome and repulsive as Romero or Fulci zombies, but once you get over that you've got yourself one very watchable and entertaining take on the genre. The two leads (Cristina Galbo and 'Autopsy's Ray Lovelock) are both good. They meet while travelling due to a minor accident, become uneasy travelling companions, and subsequently find themselves caught in a nightmare of non-stop zombie action while being pursued by a ruthless cop (Arthur Kennedy - 'Fantastic Voyage') who believes they are Manson-like hippie serial killers. I enjoyed this movie very much and recommend it to fans of 1970s European horror. An unfairly neglected movie that deserves a larger audience.


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