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Night of the Assassins (1974)
"La noche de los asesinos" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Dalbés ...
Major Oliver Brooks
Evelyne Scott ...
Lady Marta Tobias
William Berger ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Im Schatten des Mörders  »

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ESP 7,780,774 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
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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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Referenced in Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »

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Night of the Skull (1973)

*** (out of 4)

Spanish giallo has a family brought together for the reading of a will only soon a maniac wearing a skull mask shows up and starts knocking them off. This is from Jess Franco and this certainly ranks as one of his better made films, technically speaking. Franco creates a very thick atmosphere that helps the film move quite nicely and the mystery is well written and plays out very well. The performances are a lot better than normal especially Lina Romay who's given the chance to act here. The first murder sequence is very well done and the look of the killer is nice. Not your typical Franco film but a good one.


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