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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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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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Also Known As:

Don't Open the Window  »

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ESP 16,894,971 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
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Since Fernando Hilbeck's zombie was suppose to have died drowning in the river, director Jorge Grau kept Hilbeck soaked with water throughout the film. Grau said that this often annoyed Hilbeck. See more »

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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 »

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A group of dead coming back to life terrorizes the countryside, cemetery and a hospital
30 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

This clever horror movie deals about a couple (Ray Lovelock, Cristina Galbo) afflicted by stalking, vicious Zombies (Jose Lifante, Fernando Hilbeck,Joaquin Hinojosa and many others) relieved by ultrasonic radiation caused by agricultural experimentation. Meanwhile a grumpy Police Inspector (Arthur Kennedy) is investigating the strange events.

Gory, gruesome , and ghastly cannibal feast in which the stumbling flesh-eating stiffs are reanimated by means of radioactive waves and can be only destroyed by fire. Unrelenting shock-feast laced with touches of ecological denounce. Army of Zombies appearance roaming the countryside , graveyard and some people besieged inside a hospital deliver the goods , enough to be interesting. Jorge Grau's first great success is compelling directed with startling visual content . This frightening movie is plenty of thrills, chills, body-count executed by the eerie Zombies and photographed in glimmer color with lurid images and phenomenal results. This is a classic Zombie film where the intrigue,tension, suspense appears threatening and lurking in the foggy outdoors and every room, and corridors from a hospital. At the time considered the plus ultra of disturbing movie is less stomach-churning by nowadays's standards, yet its fundamental power to thrill remains undiminished. Agreeable performance by Cristina Gabo who made various Giallo and Horror movies as ¨The boarding school¨ , ¨What have you done to Solange¨, ¨The killer must strike again¨. This genuinely frightening story with correct utilization of images-shock is well photographed by Francisco Sempere in location of England : Manchester, Derbyshires , Italy : Cinecitta studios and Madrid . Creepie and eerie musical score by Sorgini. Jorge Grau who also made another good terror film titled 'Ceremonia Sangrienta' creates a rare Zombie thriller that manages to be both scary and skilfully made, deserving its cult status . Rating: Good, this is one more imaginative horror pictures in which the camera stalks in sinister style . An average budget horror movie that still packs a punch for those who like to be terrorized out their wits.


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