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The Hanging Woman (1973)

La orgía de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | September 1975 (USA)
Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an ... See full summary »

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José Luis Merino
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Cast overview:
Stelvio Rosi ... Serge Chekov (as Stan Cooper)
Maria Pia Conte ... Nadia Mihaly
Dyanik Zurakowska ... Doris Droila (as Dianick Zorakowska)
Pasquale Basile Pasquale Basile ... The detective (as Pasquale Pasile)
Gérard Tichy ... Professor Leon Droila
Aurora de Alba Aurora de Alba ... Mary
Eleonora Vargas Eleonora Vargas ... (as Leonora Vargas)
José Cárdenas José Cárdenas ... 2nd Guard
Giuliana Garavaglia Giuliana Garavaglia ... (as Giusy Garr)
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella
Carlos Quiney Carlos Quiney ... The Butler (as Charles Quiney)
Isarco Ravaioli Isarco Ravaioli ... Town's Mayor
Paul Naschy ... Igor
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Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an inheritance is met with apocalyptic visions and other evil omens. The town unearths a crypt full of horrors, including a devil-worshipping coven and throngs of the living dead. Written by Ørnås

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scotland | coven | zombie | omen | crypt | See All (59) »

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For the Squeamish ... Keep Repeating ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... It Can't Be True ... See more »

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Horror

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Evil Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Petruka Films,Prodimex Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Paul Naschy had to play a secondary role as Igor the gravedigger because he was acting in another movie being shot at the exact same time. See more »

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A WTF? film, for sure
7 September 2015 | by melvelvit-1See all my reviews

There's plenty of skullduggery in store for Serge Chekov when he travels to a gloomy estate to collect an inheritance bequeathed him by his late uncle. Not only does he have to contend with witchcraft, sexual seduction, and a séance upon his arrival, the guy also stumbles upon gratuitous necrophilia and just when you think the plot can't get any sillier, he's shown a laboratory where the dead are secretly reanimated...

Resembling an Italian horror film from the '60s (like the ones with Barbara Steele, only in color), TERROR OF THE LIVING DEAD is all about atmosphere even though there's an actual mystery (later explained through flashbacks) going on right under the nose of a none-too-bright police inspector puffing a Sherlock Holmes pipe. Like Amando de Ossorio's trilogy, the dead are blind here, too, and there's also bare breasts and a woman's heart removed but I don't know what (if anything) can be inferred about audience tastes at the time. Filmmaking in Franco-era Spain obviously didn't shrink from explicit gore (there's an autopsy and a nice beheading here) but they were rather squeamish about nudity, it seems. There's a spinning montage as our hero gets drugged and seduced by the femme fatale and they're in bed together but he's got his pants on while she's completely nude. That's not the only thing weird; the film is set in nineteenth-century Scotland but I'm not sure the filmmakers knew where that was since the characters all have names like Chekov and Nadia and the fine-looking locations resemble Eastern Europe. Genre icon Paul Naschy plays a gravedigger who likes his ladies ice cold and he looked a lot like John Belushi in some scenes. A WTF? film, for sure.


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