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All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

Tutti i colori del buio (original title)
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A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Santiago Moncada (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... Richard Steele
Edwige Fenech ... Jane Harrison
Ivan Rassimov ... Mark Cogan
Julián Ugarte Julián Ugarte ... J.P. McBrian (as Julian Ugarte)
George Rigaud ... Dr. Burton
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Elderly Neighbor
Nieves Navarro ... Barbara Harrison (as Susan Scott)
Marina Malfatti ... Celia Morgan / Mary Weil
Luciano Pigozzi ... Francis Clay (as Alan Collins)
Dominique Boschero ... Jane's Mother
Lisa Leonardi Lisa Leonardi ... Girl with dog
Renato Chiantoni ... Mr. Main
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Inspector Smith
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ... Nightmare Woman
Carla Mancini
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Jane lives in London with Richard, her boyfriend. When she was five, her mother was murdered, and she recently lost a baby in a car crash. She's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding, blue-eyed man. Richard, a pharmaceutical salesman, thinks the cure is vitamins; Jane's sister Barbara, who works for a psychiatrist, recommends analysis; a neighbor Jane's just met promises that if Jane participates in a Black Mass, all her fears will disappear. Jane tries the Mass, but it seems to bring her nightmares to life. Is there any way out for her short of death or a living Hell? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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GEORGE... he used to scoff at things that didn't add up. He was so practical. Overnight he was ONE OF THEM! See more »

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Italian censorship visa # 59784 delivered on 24-2-1972. See more »

Quotes

Jane Harrison: I got frightened. A strange guy tried to follow me all the way home.
Mary Weil: I'm frightened that the time will come when a man won't follow me home.
Jane Harrison: I'm afraid this one was a maniac.
Mary Weil: Strange men have been following women since the Stone Age, Jane.
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Visually stunning psychedelic nightmare
30 March 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Sergio Martino is famous for producing high quality Giallo films and All the Colours of the Dark does that reputation proud! While I cant say that this is as good as the likes of The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh or the amazing Your Vice is a Locked Door and Only I Have the Key, All the Colours of the Darks stands apart from Martino's other films as it's much more psychological, and spends most of it's running time following a single character. The style of the film is very psychedelic, and this ensures that it always feels very much like a movie from the seventies. There isn't a great deal of actual horror, but this is made up for by the disorienting atmosphere, which ensures that the film is always unpredictable. The film works from a screenplay by Martino's regular collaborator, Ernesto Gastaldi, and it's safe to say that this film is Italy's answer to Rosemary's Baby. We follow Jane Harrison, a woman recovering from the car crash that claimed the life of her unborn child. Her recovery takes a turn for the worse when she finds herself under threat from an organisation of Satanists.

The cast is something of a "who's who" of Italian cult cinema. Frequent Martino collaborators George Hilton and the beautiful Edwige Fenech take the lead roles and the film wouldn't feel complete without them. Edwige Fenech fits the lead role like a glove. She's at her best when she's playing the vulnerable victim, and that is the role she has here. The sleazy George Hilton has been better, and he isn't given much to do in this film; but it's always nice to see him in a Giallo. Cult star Ivan Rassimov stands out as the villain of the piece, while Susan Scott; the beautiful actress who has appeared in films such as Death Walks at Midnight and Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals makes a mark in supporting role. The plot moves well, and Sergio Martino does a good job of getting us behind the lead character. The music and cinematography are superb, and Martino's use of colour helps to ensure that the film has a vibrant atmosphere, which suits the plot well. The climax is a little abrupt, and despite the scene leading up to it; I've got to admit that it left me a bit cold. The rest of the plot is great, however and while this isn't Martino's most successful foray into Giallo; it's still a very good one, and comes recommended.


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Release Date:

13 August 1976 (USA) See more »

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