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Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988)

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Six teenagers are terrorized in an isolated villa by ghosts of Nazis killed during World War II by an air raid while participating in an orgy.

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Credited cast:
Claudio Aliotti ...
Paul
Maria Concetta Salieri ...
Celine
Robert Egon ...
Willy the Nazi
Jessica Moore ...
Marie (as Luciana Ottaviani)
Teresa Razzaudi ...
Annie
Sebastian Harrison ...
Jean
Joseph Alan Johnson ...
Marc (as Alan Johnson)
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The spirits of Nazis who were killed by bombs while having an orgy return 50 years later to terrorize a group of six teens who stumble upon the house of their death site. Written by Humberto Amador

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The German dialog heard in the background during the scene where Mark wanders through the halls is an excerpt from Richard Wagner's opera "Die Walküre". The two characters speaking are Siegmund and Brünnhilde in the 4th scene of the 2nd act. See more »

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Edited into Nightmare Concert (A Cat in the Brain) (1990) See more »

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Lucio Fulci's glory days were already way behind him..
5 February 2011 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Italian director Lucio Fulci is best known for his extreme cult movies like "Zombi", "City Of The Living Dead", "The Beyond", "House By The Cemetery" and "The New York Ripper". Those were the late 70's and the early '80's. After that, a good movie was no longer guaranteed.

I recently tracked down a couple of his movies I never even heard of. 1972's "Don't Torture A Duckling" was a surprisingly well done classic. I loved it. Since I never saw it, I was afraid it would be dull and outdated. I was wrong. I also saw 1988's "Touch Of Death" which was certainly OK. "Sodoma's Ghost" was from the same year but it's anything but OK.

It starts of with a dull and laughable "nazi-orgy". After decades, 6 young people stay in that same house and are visited by ghosts from the notorious past. The dialog is cheesy, the actors are unconvincing and the story is really boring. It feels like time is standing still, really hard to watch without using the flash forward button. There are boobs around every ten minutes but even that won't help you not to fall asleep.

No idea why Fulci directed it, there are a couple of special effects at the end that are (hardly) worth watching 75 minutes of this mess.

In conclusion: it's more a (rated PG13) soft-sex haunting-house parody than a horror movie. If you want a decent movie Lucio Fulci made around that time, watch "Touch Of Death" or the better "Nightmare Concert".


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