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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 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

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Shiver and quiver with KILL BABY KILL See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Melissa Graps, the ghost girl, is played by a boy, billed as 'Valerio Valeri.' 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 De Kijk van Koolhoven: Eurohorror (2018) See more »

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Another good one from Mario Bava...
17 March 2003 | by edwjooleeSee all my reviews

Mario Bava is a master of moods and visuals, and the film, Operazione Paura, is no exception. It has all the imprints of a visual master at work, vivid and surreal atmospherics combined with a genuinely interesting storyline that unfolds slowly like an engaging gothic novel.

For fans of Bava, this film is not to be missed. Check it out.


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