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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 (the sorceress) (as Fabienne Dalì)
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Inspector Kruger
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Karl (the burgomeister) (as Max Lawrence)
Micaela Esdra Micaela Esdra ... Nadienne
Franca Dominici Franca Dominici ... Martha
Giuseppe Addobbati 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>

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Shiver and quiver with KILL BABY KILL See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Living Dead See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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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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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 »

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Carnecea's deadly secret
4 November 2004 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Ever since the tragic death of little Mellssa Graps, Valero Valeri, some twenty years ago a number of strange and unexplained deaths have occurred in the little Transylvanian town of Carnecea in the Caparthian Mountains.

With the latest death of a girl Irena Hollander, Mirella Pamphili, working as a maid at the Graps Villa the local authorities have had enough and send to the town Insp.Kruger, Piero Lulli, and Dr. Paul Eswai, Galcomo Rossi-Stuart, to get to the bottom and find out whats behind these strange and mysterious deaths. All Insp. Kruger and Dr. Eswai run into when trying to find out what happened to Irena is a wall of silence and outright fear from the local townspeople.

The death of Irena as well as some ten other villagers over the years seem to have some connection to the somewhat mad and infirm Baroness Graps, Glanna Vivaldi. The people in the town of Carnecea are terrified of her and never go anywhere near the Graps Villa for fear that what happened to Irena would happen to them. The deadly secret of the Graps Villa and the dead Melissa Graps would be exposed with the help of local town sorceress Ruth, Fabienne Dali, as well as Monica Schuftan, Erika Blanc. Who was drawn to visit the little out of the way town to pay respects to her parents who are buried there. Monica is far more connected to the dead Mellisa and Baroness Graps then she even knew. With Monica the curse on the town and it's people will finally be broken but at a very heavy cost in the lives lost of the people there.

Eerie ghost story that has some of the best photography and atmospherics ever seen in a horror film. The story itself is a bit uneven and not that original but the stylish direction of Mario Bava as well as the aforementioned atmospherics make "Kill Baby Kill" a must to see for everyone, horror or non-horror movie fans alike.


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