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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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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 »

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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 »

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Christy Mattling: [to Henry Krasker] Tellin' them innocent kids stories about the dead and their hauntings! That's the work of the devil. You'll pay for it. The Devil! That man is the Devil Himself!
Renee Coliveil: Oh shut up, you potentate of righteousness!
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References Full of Life (1956) See more »

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Music by Van Phillips
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At least the bongo players were cool.
14 October 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This movie is so bad, I'm not the least bit surprised it was never released. Horrible acting from the the enitre cast, no special effects (except for the floating chair) and lots of pointless voice-overs. And check out the reflector carelessly left in the shot! Not to mention the terrible jazz-lite band. It's only fitting that this movie had its premier on MST3K.

Oh, and don't be fooled by the title. The dead never do talk back. What a ripoff! Cool bongo players, though.


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