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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 ...
Myron Natwick ...
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 <>

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1957 (USA)  »

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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 »


When Harry and Lewis are eating at the diner, the passing counter person's waistline is a good foot higher than the counter. When they entered it was higher than the average waist. 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 Full of Life (1956) See more »

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Bad Dead, Don't You Talk Back To Me!
12 April 2008 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

The Dead Talk Back. Weren't they irritating enough when they were alive? This is a somewhat odd "who done it?" tale of a crossbow murder at a boarding house. The story is basically told through the eyes of one police Lt.Lewis investigating the crime and the amateur sleuth helping out. Mr Krasker, the amateur sleuth, believes the departed can be contacted and communicated with. Therefore his services are highly sought by the police in solving the murder. All boarders are suspect. Who done it? Is it the bible quoting potentate of righteousness, the homely Miss Byington, the withdrawn record clerk, the refined DJ, the landlady, Frits Kreuger, or Mr. Krasker himself?? Marvel as Mr. Krasker devises a plan to nab the murderer. Recommended for murder mystery buffs and those who talk to the dead or are thinking about it.

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