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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.

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(as Dr. Harald Reinl)

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(screenplay) (as Dr. Felix Lützkendorf), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Harry Raffold
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John Millner
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Inspector Burns
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Sam (as Lorenz Rohleder)
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Colonel Gregory (as Karl Lange)
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Vane (as José Ma. Caffarel)
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Crayton
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Inspector Webster
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Jane
Pierre Besari ...
Bob (as Pitt Besari)
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Much in the same vein as the Dr. Mabuse series
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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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