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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

No profanar el sueño de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | 1 June 1975 (USA)
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

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Jorge Grau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Galbó ... Edna Simmonds (as Christine Galbo)
Ray Lovelock ... George Meaning
Arthur Kennedy ... The Inspector
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Detective Sgt. Kinsey
Giorgio Trestini Giorgio Trestini ... PC Craig
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Benson
José Lifante ... Martin West (as Jose Ruiz Lifante)
Jeannine Mestre ... Katie West
Gengher Gatti ... Keith
Fernando Hilbeck ... Guthrie Wilson
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ... Mary
Vicente Vega Vicente Vega ... Dr. Duffield
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Perkins
Paul Benson Paul Benson ... Wood
Anita Colby Anita Colby ... Nurse
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Storyline

A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative. Written by Jojo Mac

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Certificate:

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish | English | Italian

Release Date:

1 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue See more »

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Technical Specs

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(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jorge Grau purposely cast an actress known for having a flat chest in the role of the nurse so that a fake chest piece could be applied that the zombies could tear into for her death scene. See more »

Goofs

If you look at the lettering on the door while the police and George are at the Old Owl, you can see that owl is mistakenly spelled "Olw". See more »

Quotes

George: The dead don't walk around, except in very bad paperback novels!
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Alternate Versions

The movie has been been released in several different versions with various cuts being made (most notably the scene where a woman gets her breast ripped off and her guts pulled out). The version released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in the USA, titled "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie", is the complete 93-minute version, containing all the gore and violence. See more »

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Spanish-style
7 March 2001 | by Eegah GuySee all my reviews

There's just something about early 70s Spanish horror that oozes with a palpable feeling of decay. Even though this was shot in England, the post-dubbed dialogue gives it away as being shot by a foreign language crew. Very convincing corpse makeup for a film of this vintage and great atmosphere from the cemeteries of England. There's also an anti-establishment strand in the plot with our innocent hero being persecuted by the cops just because of his long hair and remarks about religion being out of fashion with the youth of the day. There are some similarities to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD but this film is no rip-off but rather a very respectable horror film in the style of or inspired by the earlier film.


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