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The Embalmer (1965)

Il mostro di Venezia (original title)
A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."

Director:

Dino Tavella

Writers:

Paolo Lombardo (screenplay), Gian Battista Mussetto (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maureen Brown Maureen Brown ... (as Maureen Lidgard Brown)
Luigi Martocci Luigi Martocci ... Andrea (as Gin Mart)
Alcide Gazzotto Alcide Gazzotto
Alba Brotto Alba Brotto
E. Caruso E. Caruso ... (as Elmo Caruso)
Viki Castillo Viki Castillo ... (as Viki del Castillo)
Carlo Russo Carlo Russo
Paola Vaccari Paola Vaccari
Maria Rosa Vizzina Maria Rosa Vizzina ... (as Maria Rosa Vizina)
Gaetano Dell'Era Gaetano Dell'Era
Pietro Walter Pietro Walter
Roberto Contero Roberto Contero
Francesco Bagarin Francesco Bagarin ... (as Francesco Bagarrini)
Luciano Gasper Luciano Gasper
Anita Todesco Anita Todesco
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A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 November 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Embalmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Ceria Studios, Trieste, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Gondola Film See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Some victims-to-be are denoted by a close-up and freeze frame. See more »

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Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) See more »

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Anonimo Veneziano
10 November 2012 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Low budget thriller concerns the disappearance of young women in Venice, prompting a dapper investigative reporter (and ladies' man) to suspect that it's the work of an aquatic monster who lunges from the city's canals snatching his victims and taking them to a watery grave. The audience however knows this isn't the case, the culprit a mysterious madman whose underwater access to a secret mausoleum conceals a morbid treasure trove of beautiful mummies to indulge his sick, private fantasies.

Predictable, though not unwatchable, it's a beatnik-inspired Venetian affair with lots of acoustic guitar and jazzy ensembles, underground clubs, pointless dancing and a window into the care-free 60's pop-culture scene that inhabited Italy at the time. The dubbing is typically facile and so it's difficult to gauge whether the acting is any good, though it doesn't necessarily diminish the movie, assuming you don't have high expectations of this bloodless, though still somewhat ghoulish Italian horror movie.


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