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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie -- A couple (Ray Lovelock and Cristina Galbo) travelling along the English countryside stop to get directions from a pair of Ministry of Agriculture workers testing an experimental device designed to drive insects into killing each other.

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Release Date:
1 June 1975 (USA) See more »
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One of the best zombie films ever made. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Stylish, but regretfully overlooked zombie fun! See more (92 total) »

Cast

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Cristina Galbó ... Edna (as Christine Galbo)
Ray Lovelock ... George

Arthur Kennedy ... 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
Joaquín Hinojosa ... Autopsy Doctor
Vito Salier ... Naked Man
Isabel Mestres ... Telephonist
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Directed by
Jorge Grau 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Juan Cobos  uncredited
Sandro Continenza 
Marcello Coscia 
Miguel Rubio  uncredited

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer
Manuel Pérez .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Giuliano Sorgini 
 
Cinematography by
Francisco Sempere 
 
Film Editing by
Domingo García 
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Carlo Leva 
 
Art Direction by
Rafael Ferri 
 
Makeup Department
Carboni .... wig maker
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Rocchetti .... wig maker
 
Production Management
Felice D'Alisera .... production manager
Julio Parra .... unit manager
Giuliano Principato .... unit manager
Manuel Pérez .... production manager (as Manolo Pérez)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... assistant director (as Giovanni Arduini)
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
Antonio Cárdenas .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Juan Antonio Balandín .... special effects
Luciano Byrd .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Giannetto De Rossi .... special optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enzo Frattari .... camera operator
Ramón Sempere .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen de la Casa .... seamstress
 
Music Department
Giuliano Sorgini .... conductor
 
Other crew
Eva Del Castillo .... continuity
Julio Parra .... production supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti" - Spain (original title)
"The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue" - UK, USA
"Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Don't Open the Window" - USA
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Runtime:
Italy:95 min | Spain:93 min | USA:85 min (R-rated version) | USA:93 min (unrated version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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The film's strange music score is partially made of moaning and breathing noises. It was director Jorge Grau who made these eerie sounds, as well as those for the zombies.See more »
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Factual errors: 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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policeman:I'm mad for apples, me!See more »
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26 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Stylish, but regretfully overlooked zombie fun!, 2 September 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Corpses who seem to have risen from their graves infest an isolated piece of countryside and walk among the living again…Shortsighted and prejudiced critics might easily refer to this as another gem that tries to pick in on the success of George A. Romero's classic `Night of the Living Dead'. On top of that, `Let Sleeping Corpses Lie' is an early 70's Spanish/Italian co-production and those movies automatically get categorized as meaningless garbage. But, if you decide to ignore this movie due to these reasons, it's your loss. You'll miss out on one of the most imaginative and clever zombie films ever made! Jorge Grau's modest horror masterpiece is stuffed with ingenious findings, strong plot-twists and adorable black humor. And surprisingly great acting too, as Ray Lovelock (Autopsy) and Christina Galbo (What have you done to Solange) form a lovely horror couple. They're stuck with each other after a silly accident and continue their trip together. Ending up in a quiet little village, they discover that experiments with ultrasonic agriculture methods have disastrous effects on the nerve systems of primitive life forms, causing babies to act homicidal and the dead to live again. The dumb cops, however, have no ears for the warnings and the Inspector considers the couple to be Bonnie and Clyde-like Satanists. `Let Sleeping Corpses Lie' is an excellent horror film with a lot of style and substance. The film contains a lot less nauseating butchering than you might expect but the few sequences in which zombies are devouring their victims are pretty damn gory. The photography is beautiful and you should be prepared for a few impressive shocks that'll hit you like a ten-ton hammer. Highly recommended to all horror fans!

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