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La noche de los asesinos (1974)

Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jesús Franco

Writers:

Jesús Franco (as James P. Johnson), Edgar Allan Poe (story "The Cat and the Canary")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Dalbés ... Major Oliver Brooks
Evelyne Scott Evelyne Scott ... Lady Marta Tobias
William Berger ... Baron Simon Tobias
Maribel Hidalgo ... Lady Cecilia Marian
Lina Romay ... Rita Derian
Vicente Roca Vicente Roca ... Inspector Bore
Yelena Samarina ... Deborah Potts
Antonio Mayans ... Alfred Marian
Ángel Menéndez Ángel Menéndez ... Lord Archibald Marian (as Ángel Meléndez)
Luis Barboo ... Rufus
Swan Heinze Swan Heinze ... Mairu
José María Palacios José María Palacios
P. Martínez P. Martínez
Eduardo Puceiro Eduardo Puceiro
Ricardo Vázquez Ricardo Vázquez
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Storyline

Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the face of a cliff and drowned by the tide. More murders follow, and as Inspector Bore (Vicente Roca) investigates, he discovers some dark secrets in the family's past. Written by Ørnås

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Crime | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 1976 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Schatten des Mörders See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Edgar Wallace was not credited in this movie. But in an interview with a fan, director Jesús Franco admitted that he used one of Wallace's novels for this movie. See more »

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Jesus Franco's Gothic giallo.
6 November 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Night of the Assassins" is an atmospheric Spanish giallo made by a prolific exploitation filmmaker Jesus Franco.The the film is largely based on a book by famed English crime novelist Edgar Wallace.The plot of John Willard's famous 1922 stage play "The Cat And The Canary" is an inspiration too in which a group of greedy relatives gathered at a spooky old mansion for a will reading are systematically murdered by a masked killer who's concealed identity holds the key to the macabre mystery.The assassin wears a human skull mask and is particularly merciless."Night of the Assassins" is an atmospheric and stylish giallo with very good performances and the aura of creeping mystery.The killings are bloodless and the lack of sleaze may be disappointing for fans of Franco's graphic exploitation,but I enjoyed this little macabre film.8 out of 10.


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