In the small New England town of Dunwich, a priest commits suicide by hanging himself in the church cemetery which somehow opens the gates of hell allowing the dead to rise. Peter, a New York City reporter, teams up with a young psychic, named Mary, to travel to the town where they team up with another couple, psychiatrist Jerry and patient Sandra, to find a way to close the gates before All Saints Day or the dead all over the world will rise up and kill the living.Written by
The scene where the window opens wide and lots of maggots fly in was filmed with the help of two wind machines and 22 pounds (10 kg) of actual maggots. See more »
The recently deceased have normal skin. But when they get resurrected, they have horrible skin. See more »
Mary, tell us what you saw in your last vision.
The city of the dead. The living dead. A cursed city where the gates of hell have been opened.
Where exactly is this city?
I don't know where it is. All that I know is that it's called Dunwich.
Well, I've never heard of it. How do you know? How can you be so sure?
I read the name... on a tombstone.
Mr. Bell, if those gates are left open, it could mean the end of humanity. We've got to get them shut again. At midnight on Monday, we go into All Saint's ...
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Later passed totally uncut in 2001 in the UK. The DVD is by Vipco and the film is introduced by Catriona Maccoll See more »
This time Fulci settled for the brains than the eyes.
I first saw this in the late 80's on a vhs.
Ten rupees rental man. Those were the days.
Revisited it recently.
The film is loaded with terrible acting n lousy editing. The coffin scene has some tension n suspense. The drill scene is very brutal n jus when u think that Fulci might settle for the eye, it goes full rampage.
Mayb Gareth Evans got inspired for The Apostle for the brain drilling scene.
There r three brain smashing scenes n a very nasty n disgusting scene of maggots pouring down as hailstorm.
The gore is about the only thing done well.
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