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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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village | curse | autopsy | ghost | witch | See All (48) »

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Coming soon to scare you! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 October 1966 (USA) 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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Trivia

Two weeks into filming, the producers ran out of money. Director Mario Bava and the cast agreed to finish the film without pay. 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 »

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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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Brilliant Mario Bava's shocker!
15 March 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Kill Baby Kill" is a truly remarkable film,boasting superb cinematography and incredibly eerie atmosphere.It contains some really memorable and impressive imagery:a misty Transylvanian village,dusty corridors,black cats,creepy dolls,shadowy figures stealing through fog-bound graveyards etc.The film is so wonderfully weird it has to be seen to be appreciated.Mario Bava really was a master of Gothic Horror!


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