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The Carpet of Horror (1962)

Der Teppich des Grauens (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Crime, Drama | 6 November 1962 (Italy)
An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

Director:

Harald Reinl (as Dr. Harald Reinl)

Writers:

Felix Lützkendorf (screenplay) (as Dr. Felix Lützkendorf), Helmut Harun (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Harry Raffold
Karin Dor ... Ann Learner
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Mabel Hughes
Antonio Casas ... Dr. Shipley
Fernando Sancho ... Gunman
Roberto Rey ... John Millner
Julio Infiesta Julio Infiesta ... Inspector Burns
Lorenzo Robledo Lorenzo Robledo ... Sam (as Lorenz Rohleder)
Carl Lange Carl Lange ... Colonel Gregory (as Karl Lange)
José María Caffarel ... Vane (as José Ma. Caffarel)
Gabriel Llopart Gabriel Llopart ... Flesh
Werner Peters ... Crayton
Marco Guglielmi ... Inspector Webster
Paola Pitagora ... Jane
Pierre Besari Pierre Besari ... Bob (as Pitt Besari)
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An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

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Genres:

Horror | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

West Germany | Spain | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 November 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Carpet of Horror See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Much in the same vein as the Dr. Mabuse series
22 October 2002 | by Vigilante-407See all my reviews

If you discount the title (and believe me, the "Carpet of Horror" is NOT The Creeping Terror...it simply refers to a stain that is left on the carpets of the various murder victims by the strange murder weapon), this is actually a very engaging little murder mystery/whodunit that keeps you guessing until the very end. It reminds me a lot of the Dr. Mabuse movies, since there are a lot of red herrings pointing toward the true identity of the criminal mastermind.

I was always intrigued by the strange title (how can a carpet be horrorific?) and was pleasantly surprised when I finally found a copy of the film and watched it. I'd definitely reccommend this little gem to any mystery fan.


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