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The Ghost (1963)

Lo spettro (original title)
R | | Horror | 30 March 1963 (Italy)
A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.

Director:

Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton)

Writers:

Oreste Biancoli (story and screenplay) (as Robert Davidson), Riccardo Freda (screenplay) (as Robert Hampton)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Steele ... Margaret Hichcock
Peter Baldwin ... Dr. Charles Livingstone
Elio Jotta Elio Jotta ... Dr. John Hichcock (as Leonard G. Elliot)
Harriet Medin ... Catherine Wood, Housekeeper (as Harriet White)
Carol Bennet Carol Bennet ... Woman
Carlo Kechler Carlo Kechler ... Police Superintendent (as Charles Kechler)
Umberto Raho ... Canon Owens (as Raoul H. Newman)
Reginald Price Anderson Reginald Price Anderson ... Albert Fisher
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A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Black Sign of Death Is On This House! See more »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 March 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ghost See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In one of his last interviews Francesco De Masi clarified that he had been brought in to re-score the movie after Franco Mannino's effort had been rejected. De Masi was given only three days to do the task which he achieved thanks to hard work by his orchestrator Ralph Ferraro. The director said he was delighted with De Masi's score and regarded the original to be a disaster, even saying that if only the rest of the film was as good as De Masi's music! However, since all the credits were anglicized pseudonyms anyway, the name "Franck Wallace" was retained. See more »

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Eerie, Atmospheric Italian Horrors
10 May 2001 | by videodead2000See all my reviews

Barbara Steele is great as the conniving wife of Dr. Hitchcock in this, Freda's sequel to The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock. She conspires with Dr. Hitchcock's physician (who is also her lover) to do away with her old, sick and wealthy husband, which leads to the old revenge-from-beyond-the-grave storyline. While clichéd and (mostly) predictable, this film remains a must-see for fans of atmospheric horror and, in particular, Italian horror films of the 1960's. Riccardo Freda's excellent work combining lighting, sound and camera movement creates an eerie and foreboding atmosphere which overcomes the films weaknesses and gives healthy punctuation to the films shocks. This movie is well worth tracking down, and is certainly deserving of wider recognition than it has thus far received.


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