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Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)

Operazione paura (original title)
A Carpathian village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl, prompting a coroner and a medical student to uncover her secrets while a witch attempts to protect the villagers.

Director:

Mario Bava

Writers:

Romano Migliorini (story), Roberto Natale (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Dr. Paul Eswai (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Erika Blanc ... Monica Schuftan
Fabienne Dali ... Ruth (as Fabienne Dalì)
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Inspector Kruger
Luciano Catenacci ... Burgomeister Karl (as Max Lawrence)
Micaela Esdra Micaela Esdra ... Nadienne
Franca Dominici Franca Dominici ... Martha
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Innkeeper
Mirella Pamphili ... Irena Hollander (as Mirella Panfili)
Valerio Valeri ... Melissa Graps
Giovanna Galletti ... Baroness Graps (as Giana Vivaldi)
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Storyline

Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances. Despite help from Ruth, the village witch, Kruger is killed and it is revealed that the dead woman, as well as other villagers, have been killed by the ghost of Melissa, a young girl who, fed by the hatred of her grieving mother, Baroness Graps, exacts her revenge on them. Dr. Eswai, along with Monica, a local nurse, are lured into a fateful confrontation at the Villa Graps. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The night brings terror! Blood chilling fear! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The original Italian main titles of the film list both Giovanna Galletti and Giana Vivaldi. "Giana Vivaldi" is, however, the pseudonym of Galletti herself. See more »

Goofs

When doctor is performing the autopsy, you can see the dead girl moving her eyes. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the United States, an edited version of this film was released as "Curse of the Living Dead" as part of "Living Dead" triple feature aimed at drive-ins. Other releases, including home video, under the title "Kill Baby, Kill" are the more complete version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Candyman (1992) See more »

User Reviews

creepy!
12 October 2001 | by spooky_trixSee all my reviews

the movie starts off wonderfully, a woman gets chased through the grounds of a villa, and jumps to her doom. Then a doctor shows up to do the controversial new medical procedure, the autopsy. The film pace suffers at this point, where the film is introducing characters. Once the film moves into the baroness's mansion, the film runs at full speed. The film gets insanely bizarre, with wonderful creepy imagery, such as graps' ghostly daughter, the repeating room, and the disturbing portrait of the daughter with a skull. The movie is gloomy, and downbeat, but the pace is wonderful at this point. This is one of the best movies bava made.


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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 March 1970 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill, Baby... Kill! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

F.U.L. Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1972 reissue)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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