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Spettri (1987)

Unrated | | Horror | 7 May 1987 (Italy)
A US professor of archaeology and his young research team uncover a sealed ancient pagan tomb under the mausoleum of the real life Roman Emperor Domitian. This unleashes an evil deity that starts haunting people involved with the dig.

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Complete credited cast:
John Pepper ...
Marcus
Trine Michelsen ...
Alice (as Katrine Michelsen)
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Professor Lasky
Massimo De Rossi ...
Matteo
Riccardo De Torrebruna ...
Andrea
Lavinia Grizi ...
Barbara
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
Gaspare
Giovanni Bilancia
Matteo Gazzolo ...
Mike
Laurentina Guidotti ...
Maria
Erna Schurer ...
Catacomb guide
Giovanni Tamberi ...
Gino
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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 an ancient maleficent spirit is imprisoned there, it may be too late. Other than the people who work on the dig, the story also follows Alice, an actress, singer and girlfriend of Marcus, the professor's assistant. Written by Anonymous

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An unforgettable journey into the darkest reaches of terror. See more »

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First of only two horror films by Italian director Marcello Avallone. The other one is "Maya" (1989). See more »

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Never Change
Written by P.I. Germini - A. Cicco
Arranged by A. Valente - A. Cicco
Performed by Blue Visconti
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This is a totally incoherent mess of a film.
26 December 1998 | by (Valley Forge, PA) – See all my reviews

Poor Donald Pleasence! He's been in a lot of really awful films, and this is one of the worst. He was known for putting in good performances even when handed a bad script, but in this disaster, he doesn't even try. In addition to the apathy of the cast, the scriptwriter obviously didn't care too much since this film makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. There are fissures bursting open at random, men running around in Creature from the Black Lagoon costumes, a gratuitous song, a mysterious dagger, lots of tunnels, but no logic.


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