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The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964)

Approved | | Horror | 3 January 1968 (Argentina)
Relatives gather in an old house for the reading of a will, but the "dead" man comes back to life and starts killing.

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Del Tenney

Writer:

Del Tenney
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Cast overview:
Roy Scheider ... Philip Sinclair (as Roy R. Scheider)
Helen Waren Helen Waren ... Abigail Sinclair
Robert Milli Robert Milli ... Bruce Sinclair
Margot Hartman ... Vivian Sinclair
Hugh Franklin Hugh Franklin ... James Benson
Linda Donovan ... Letty Crews
Dino Narizzano Dino Narizzano ... Robert Harrington
Candace Hilligoss ... Deborah Benson
J. Frank Lucas J. Frank Lucas ... Seth Lucas
George Cotton George Cotton ... Constable Winters
Jane Bruce Jane Bruce ... The Cook
Paul Haney Paul Haney ... Chief Constable Barnes
William Blood William Blood ... Minister (as Williiam B. Blood)
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Storyline

Rufus Sinclair was a cranky old millionaire with a terrible fear of being buried alive. After his apparent death, clauses in his will meant to prevent his being buried alive are violated by his uncaring family, and soon a masked figure begins prowling the family's Connecticut estate, slaughtering the family members one by one in a variety of separate, horrible ways. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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More terrifying than Frankenstein...More deadly than Dracula...The creature that undrapes the passions of the living! (original poster) See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Del Tenney: The Living Corpse. See more »

Goofs

It was revealed later that the killer drank tea from a decanter and pretended it was whiskey while he remained sober.However, on the night of his mother's murder, he drank whiskey from the same decanter as he policeman. So they would both have had to have been passed-out drunk, since it was whiskey. See more »

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Bruce Sinclair: The night is fraught with incense.
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Pretty fair film for its type
26 April 2005 | by imafaikSee all my reviews

Once upon a time, The Curse of the Living Corpse was a staple of local free broadcast television horror and all-night movie slots. Gone are the days.

Entertaining for a low budget outing with fairly good cinematography, in spite of the inclusion of a bumbling "Dr.Watson-type" assisting his superior in the investigation. I say spare the unneeded "comedy relief".

The story is an old-school "Ten Little Indians" drawing-room who-dun-it, with mayhem stalking about the mansion and the nearby forest, while the style of the movie is updated (for 1964) Gothic.

Roy Scheider is very good in his first outing and, though the film is not so much scary, it is gruesome to similar effect and may disturb sensitive viewers.

A reasonable diversion for fans of indie horror.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1968 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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