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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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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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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" - Italy (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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Trivia:
The English tagline, "To avoid fainting keep repeating, it's only a movie... only a movie... only a movie... only a movie..." was taken from the advertising campaign for Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (1972).See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
George:The dead don't walk around, except in very bad paperback novels!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Zombie (1979)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great Zombie Movie, 9 August 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Manchester, the owner of an antique shop George (Ray Lovelock) rides his motorcycle to Lake District in the countryside with a couple of antique pieces to a house where his friends are working. When he stops at a gas station, the driver of a Mini Copper Edna (Cristina Galbó) reverses her car and hits his motorcycle. George orders Edna to take him to Lake District to compensate the damage but she asks him to go first to Windermere since she needs to visit her problematic sister. Then she would lend the car to him. George drives Edna to her sister's cottage but they get lost in a dead end road. George leaves Edna in the car and walks to a nearby farm to ask for directions. He meets three men from the Department of Agriculture using an experimental machine to kill insects through ultra-sonic radiation in the range of one mile. Meanwhile Edna is attacked by a strange man and she runs toward George but the man disappears.

In Windermere, Edna's sister Katie (Jeannine Mestre) has an argument with her husband Martin (Jóse Lifante) and he leaves the house to take photos of a waterfall. Katie is addicted in heroin and prepares a shot while Martin is outside. However she is attacked by the same man that attacked her sister and she runs to the field where Martin is. The man hunts her down and kills Martin, and Katie flees and meets Edna and George that are arriving in their car. They call the police and the arrogant and bigoted Inspector (Arthur Kennedy) believes that Katie killed her husband. George and Edna try to find evidence that Katie is innocent and Edna discovers that the attacker is a man that has drowned in the river. George finds an absurd and heads with Edna to the cemetery to see the corpse of the man, and the inspector sends a police officer to follow them. Soon they discover that they are under siege in the cemetery by living dead. Will they succeed to escape from the group of zombies?

"Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" is a great zombie movie directed by Jorge Grau. This is the first movie from this director that I have seen and the beginning of the story shows his concern with the environment, showing the pollution everywhere in the area of London. Ray Lovelock and Cristina Galbó show great chemistry and have good performances and Arthur Kennedy is irritating in the role of a ruthless inspector. This movie was released with several alternate titles, and I bought a used collector's tin from Anchor Bay Entertainment and unfortunately is missing a couple of pages of the booklet. My vote is eight.

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