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The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

La notte che Evelyn uscì dalla tomba (original title)
A rich, mentally unstable man who's obsessed with his deceased wife invites women to the family castle for a game of deadly S&M. He suddenly decides to get married to the beautiful Gladys, but does she have his best interests at heart?

Director:

Emilio Miraglia (as Emilio P. Miraglia)

Writers:

Fabio Pittorru (story), Massimo Felisatti (story) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Anthony Steffen ... Lord Alan Cunningham
Marina Malfatti ... Gladys Cunningham
Enzo Tarascio Enzo Tarascio ... George Harriman (as Rod Murdock)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Dr. Richard Timberlane
Umberto Raho ... Farley
Roberto Maldera ... Albert
Joan C. Davis Joan C. Davis ... Aunt Agatha (as Joan C. Davies)
Erika Blanc ... Susie
Ettore Bevilacqua Ettore Bevilacqua ... Il custode del cimitero
Brizio Montinaro Brizio Montinaro ... (as Montinaro Brizio)
Maria Teresa Tofano Maria Teresa Tofano ... Polly (as M. Teresa Toffano)
Paola Natale ... Evelyn
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A wealthy English lord is suffering a mental breakdown following the death of his red-headed wife, Evelyn, whom he feared was cheating on him. He tours local bars and dives, scouring for lovely red-heads willing to come back to his decaying castle in the country, where he seduces them, then tortures and kills them. His friend the doctor talks him into marrying again to help heal his slowly-rotting mind, which he does--but are the doctor's orders really what he needs? Written by EllenRipley112

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Is known to have nine different edited versions to exist of the film with an English language track. Some of these are re-ordered so badly as to be completely incoherent. See more »

Goofs

When Alan is using a torch in the tomb, the motion of the light from the torch does not match the motion of the torch, indicating that the light was supplemented by an off-camera light. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Polly: Why did you stop?
Lord Alan Cunningham: Let's smoke a cigarette. I can't smoke driving.
Polly: It's alright with me...
Lord Alan Cunningham: [he reaches over, caresses her face, then pulls her hair]
Polly: Ow! What's the matter with you? Have you gone mad?
Lord Alan Cunningham: I'm sorry, I thought it was really a wig.
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Referenced in Remembering Evelyn (2016) See more »

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Clever mix of gothic horror elements and Giallo story
13 July 2001 | by rundbauchdodoSee all my reviews

This creepy Italian thriller tells the story about a widowed lord who still suffers from the memory of the death of his red-haired wife Evelyn who betrayed him. So the aristocrat lures red-haired prostitutes into his castle to take revenge on his dead wife again and again: He whips them before he kills them.

But he's obviously not the only whacko in this film, because after he has found a new wife - a blonde woman this time - he seems to be getting better, but strange things happen and there's even a gloved killer who murders a couple of people in quite nasty ways.

This film from the director of the fine Giallo "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte" (1972, see also my comment on that one) is a clever blending of gothic horror elements (a creepy castle, mysterious events taking place and an empty coffin that suggests that Evelyn indeed came out of her grave) and a typical Giallo story (gloved killer, nasty murders and some surprising twists during the climax). The only letdown is the slow paced start (after a great opening sequence, though), but the second half makes up for that in many ways. The film is not that gory, but there is one particularly gruesome scene when the killer batters a woman with a stone and then throws her into a fox cage - you actually see the foxes munch on her innards.

All in all an interesting and unusual film that is worth looking for (although it's not easy to get it on tape at the moment).


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 July 1972 (USA) See more »

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