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Specters (1987)

Spettri (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 7 May 1987 (Italy)
Archeology professor and his assistants discover a forgotten tomb under Rome. By the time they translate the warnings inscribed on the stones surrounding it and gather that ancient ... See full summary »

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Archeology professor and his assistants discover a forgotten tomb under Rome. By the time they translate the warnings inscribed on the stones surrounding it and gather that ancient maleficent spirits are imprisoned there it may be too late. Written by Anonymous

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Written by P.I. Germini - A. Cicco
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Lovable eighties Italian cheese
29 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm guessing you've got like late-era Italian films to enjoy this, but I liked this film a lot more than anyone that's reviewed this film here.

Why? For all the reasons listed as negatives elsewhere, that's why! Sure, the plot doesn't make much sense, and barely exists. Sure, there's bad eighties hair, bad eighties music, and bad eighties everything else, but come on, these are good points! I had a good laugh with this one. I loved the way the first guy they sent down the tomb had to crawl for ages to get to it, but by the time Donald Pleasance et al got down there, it was as easy as walking into your back garden! Brilliant.

It's suspenseful in places, with a good atmosphere and setting. I've been down to the catacombs in Rome and they really do warn you not to wander off. I thought that was because they were so large, but after watching this film, I guess it was to stop me falling foul of a demon.

Good stuff, if you know what to expect.


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