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The Dead Talk Back (1993)

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A psychic researcher attempts to solve a murder by using a radio that enables him to speak with the dead.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Farnese ...
Scott Douglas ...
Laura Brock ...
Earl Sands ...
Raymond Milburn
Kyle Stanton ...
Sammy Ray ...
Tony Pettini
Curtis Roberts ...
Frits Kreuger
Don Parker ...
Don Harris
Janeanna Pritchard ...
Rose Gorman ...
Alice Corman
Betty Ruth ...
Sarah Sthoil
Mat Maracco ...
Harold Yonger
Lyn Douglas ...
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Eccentric scientist/metaphysician Henry Krasker (Aldo Farnese) is asked to assist in solving the murder of one of his housemates by attempting to contact her spirit beyond the grave. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Shot in 1957, the film was never seen outside of an editing machine until 1993, when it was discovered by Sinister Cinema at the old offices of Headliner Productions. Sinister bought the rights to sell it on video in 1993. It gained the most attention when it was shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »


At the start of Tony Pettini's chase, Pettini crosses the street and continues in the same direction. When the camera cuts to following Pettini again, he's clearly back on the previous side of the street. See more »


Henry Krasker: [demonstrating his invention] The razor blade is attached to the speaker by wires and is then placed in the wine glass. If there is an entity or spirit present in the room, it would be possible thourgh a method known as telekenis, or the moving of objects by thought, to move the vibrator contained in the speaker.
Hope Byington: Oh, I remember something like that in school. A student, during a demonstration, moved a salt shaker across a table by merely concentrating on it.
Henry Krasker: That's precisely the same theory that ...
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References The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) See more »


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Aldo Farnese Rules!
21 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVE the character of Henry Krasker and after countless viewings of this odd little film I find my curiosity about the actor Aldo Farnese just keeps hanging on. He created and performed some well-loved kiddie shows in Philadelphia years after this forgotten film, and also worked as a cameraman around Philadelphia, particularly at the Spectrum (whatever that is/was!). I corresponded briefly with his son a few years back and was saddened to hear that he'd passed away in the 90s.

I also was contacted by the son of the actress who played the murdered Renee in the film. That was many years ago and all he could tell me was that neither his mom nor anyone else was paid for their work on the film (the old, "You get a share of the profits" thing) and that his mom was alive and well and living in Manhattan and that she still had the producer's business card! As her son was a diamond broker as I recall, I like to think of her living in luxury somewhere in a Manhattan skyscraper.

Anyone who has any other info about Aldo Farnese or this film, please contact me! Thanks!

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