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The Norliss Tapes (1973)

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An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Norliss
... Sanford T. Evans
... Ellen Sterns Cort
... Sheriff Tom Hartley
... Marsha Sterns
... Mme. Jeckiel
... Charles Langdon
... Mr. Dobkins
... George Rosen
Ed Gilbert ... Sid Phelps (as Edmund Gilbert)
Jane Dulo ... Sarah Dobkins
... Truck Driver
... Sargoth
... Man in Langdon Gallery
... Larry Mather
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A newspaper publisher listens to the personal tapes of investigative reporter David Norliss, who has disappeared during an investigation. The tapes tell the story of that investigation, involving a recent widow whose late husband has been seen working in his private studio. As Norliss and the widow investigate, they unravel a plot involving Voodoo and the walking dead. Written by balkaster

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21 February 1973 (USA)  »

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L'anello del mistero  »

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This movie was intended as a pilot for a TV series of the same name. It was not picked up by NBC. See more »

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David Norliss: The morning I drove down from San Francisco, the weather was foul. A curtain of cold rain fell from a gun metal grey sky. I'd set up a meeting with Sheriff Hartley in Carmel to discuss the Ellen Court situation. I didn't expect much cooperation from him but it was worth a try. A way to begin. When I pulled up in front of Hartley's office, the sky had begun to clear and the sun was breaking through. I hoped it was a good omen.
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THIS MOVIE SCARED THE HECK OUT OF ME WHEN I WAS LITTLE!!1
2 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was channel surfing the other night and caught the last 20 minutes of The Norliss Tapes. I saw the film back in the 70's and it scared me and gave me nightmares for a long time. I thought it was very suspensful and scary. It is a movie that sticks in my mind. I hope they put it out on VHS or DVD!!!!


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