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Night of the Assassins (1974)

La noche de los asesinos (original title)
Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Dalbés ...
Major Oliver Brooks
Evelyne Scott ...
Lady Marta Tobias
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Baron Simon Tobias
Maribel Hidalgo ...
Lady Cecilia Marian
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Rita Derian
Vicente Roca ...
Inspector Bore
Yelena Samarina ...
Deborah Potts
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Alfred Marian
Ángel Menéndez ...
Lord Archibald Marian (as Ángel Meléndez)
Luis Barboo ...
Rufus
Swan Heinze ...
Mairu
José María Palacios
P. Martínez
Eduardo Puceiro
Ricardo Vázquez
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Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the face of a cliff and drowned by the tide. More murders follow, and as Inspector Bore (Vicente Roca) investigates, he discovers some dark secrets in the family's past. Written by Ørnås

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8 November 1976 (Spain)  »

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Im Schatten des Mörders  »

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2.35 : 1
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Edgar Wallace was not credited in this movie. But in an interview with a fan, director Jesús Franco admitted that he used one of Wallace's novels for this movie. See more »

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"Thoroughly average"
2 October 2001 | by (NRW, Germany) – See all my reviews

The label "thoroughly average" is borrowed from the Aurum Horror Encyclopaedia and, for once, describes the movie very well.

That does not imply that the movie is without interest. There are nice decors and several interesting scenes, e.g., a man is buried alive with only his hands, which are tied to the back, sticking out of the ground like a cry for help or a women is tied to the rocks and left to the tides. Of course, the movie features also Franco's usual dilettantism such as badly focussed shots.

All in all, it is worth a try. No suspense or blood, though. So, watch it only if your are fully awake.

The already quoted horror encyclopaedia contains a plot summary which differs slightly from what I have seen. This could mean that, as so often, there exist several different versions of the movie.


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