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Manhattan Baby (1982)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  27 July 1984 (USA)
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An archaelogist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidently releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed enity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin.

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Cast overview:
Christopher Connelly ...
Professor George Hacker
Laura Lenzi ...
Emily Hacker (as Martha Taylor)
Brigitta Boccoli ...
Susie Hacker
Giovanni Frezza ...
Tommy Hacker
Cinzia de Ponti ...
Jamie Lee
Cosimo Cinieri ...
Adrian Mercato (as Laurence Welles)
Andrea Bosic ...
Optician
Carlo De Mejo ...
Luke
Enzo Marino Bellanich ...
Wiler (as Vincenzo Bellanich)
Mario Moretti ...
Tennant
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Dr. Forrester
Tonino Pulci ...
Orderly (as Antonie Pulci)
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Archaelogists open egyptian tomb and release evil spirit. Daughter of one of the professors gets possessed by freed enity and the gorey murders begin. Written by Humberto Amador

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It's Looking At You... ...From Hell! See more »

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27 July 1984 (USA)  »

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Eye of the Evil Dead  »

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The name of the character Adrian Marcato is borrowed from Rosemary's Baby (1968). See more »

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Reflected in the archaeologist's big sunglasses when we see him in his office in New York near the beginning of the film. See more »

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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Fulci Baby!
11 September 2002 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

Hey - it's 1980 and Mr. Fulci wishes to do something 'not so horror'. So he created this tale about an Egyptian amulet which brings terrible tragedy to a New York family. I've seen about 15 of these Italian post-giallo horrors now from Fulci, Bava and of course, Argento. I found this one to be relatively well-dubbed and paced. In other words, the pace wasn't infintessimal and the actors didn't break from Italian into dubbed English and vice versa. For all I know, this was recorded in English given its title. Anyway, the two children in the film are strikingly eerie, remniscent of Village of the Damned's little miscreants, though the boy's voice seems very off (the only exception to my comment about the dubbing)- check out his first few lines in the park in "Manhattan"! Hilarious! The plot, while somewhat draggy as all of these films are (other societies don't demand a new scene every 2.5 minutes and either dialogue or action at all times it seems), it's not that slow. Of course these films are often watched for the unflinching depictions of gore that Italians are not afraid to deliver, and while the violence is a bit more subtle in this one than most, there are three scenes which will satisfy this type of viewer. Ultimately, this film's worst trait is its attempt at more 'psychological' horror in my opinion. However, it is not bad - as long as you are used to these Italians and their significantly different motivations and backgrounds from American directors. Oh, and as you might expect from Fulci, the cinematography is spellbinding at times.


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