City of the Living Dead ()

Paura nella città dei morti viventi (original title)
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A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.


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Peter Bell
Mary Woodhouse (as Katherine Mac Coll)
Antonella Interlenghi ...
Emily Robbins
Rosie Kelvin
Father William Thomas
John-John Robbins (as Luca Paisner)
Tommy Fisher
Mr. Ross
Enzo D'Ausilio ...
Sheriff Russell's deputy
Adelaide Aste ...
Policeman in apartment
Sheriff Russell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Burning Zombie (uncredited)
Dr. Joe Thompson (uncredited)
Michael Gaunt ...
Gravedigger (uncredited)
Blond Gravedigger (uncredited)
James McLuhan - Séance Member (uncredited)
Martin Sorrentino ...
Sgt. Clay (uncredited)
Robert E. Warner ...
Policeman Outside Apartment Building (uncredited)

Directed by

Lucio Fulci

Written by

Lucio Fulci ... (screenplay) &
Dardano Sacchetti ... (screenplay)
Lucio Fulci ... (story and screenplay)
Dardano Sacchetti ... (story and screenplay)
H.P. Lovecraft ... (inspiration) (uncredited)

Produced by

Lucio Fulci ... producer
Giovanni Masini ... producer
Robert E. Warner ... executive producer / producer: USA

Music by

Fabio Frizzi

Cinematography by

Sergio Salvati

Film Editing by

Vincenzo Tomassi

Editorial Department

Armando Pace ... assistant editor
Pietro Tomassi ... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori ... color consultant

Production Design by

Massimo Antonello Geleng

Costume Design by

Massimo Antonello Geleng

Makeup Department

Rosario Prestopino ... assistant makeup artist
Franco Rufini ... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist
Luciano Vito ... hair stylist

Production Management

Franco Coduti ... unit manager (as Giannfranco Coduti)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Roberto Giandalia ... assistant director

Art Department

Giacomo Calò Carducci ... set dresser
Rodolfo Ruzza ... props
Ovidio Taito ... assistant set designer

Sound Department

Ugo Celani ... sound engineer
Eros Giustini ... boom operator
Bruno Moreal ... sound mixer
Marco Streccioni ... sound engineer

Special Effects by

Gino De Rossi ... special effects
Franco Rufini ... special effects


Nazzareno Cardinali ... stunt coordinator
Don Ruffin ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

Roberto Belli ... chief electrician
Roberto Forges Davanzati ... camera operator
Giorgio Garibaldi Schwarze ... still photographer
Maurizio Lucchini ... first assistant camera
Giancarlo Serravalli ... key grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Luciana Morosetti ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

Fabio Frizzi ... conductor
Maurizio Guarini ... musician

Other crew

Rita Agostini ... continuity
Donatella Botti ... continuity
Cimino ... furniture
Alfredo Fornacini ... assistant production secretary
Franco Galizi ... production secretary
E. Rancati ... furniture (as Rancati)
Cesare Barbetti ... voice dubbing: Carlo De Mejo (uncredited)
Roberto Chevalier ... voice dubbing: Michele Soavi (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis ... voice dubbing: Luca Venantini (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi ... voice dubbing: Janet Agren (uncredited)
Romano Ghini ... voice dubbing: Lucio Fulci (uncredited)
Gianni Marzocchi ... voice dubbing: Venantino Venantini (uncredited)
Anna Melato ... voice dubbing: Antonella Interlenghi (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi ... voice dubbing: Adelaide Aste (uncredited)
Isabella Pasanisi ... voice dubbing: Daniela Doria (uncredited)
Sergio Rossi ... voice dubbing: Christopher George (uncredited)
Vittorio Stagni ... voice dubbing: Giovanni Lombardo Radice (uncredited)
Serena Verdirosi ... voice dubbing: Catriona MacColl (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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 matt-282

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Taglines The Dead Shall Rise And Walk The Earth See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fear in the City of the Living Dead (Italy)
  • City of the Living Dead (World-wide, English title)
  • Twilight of the Dead (United States)
  • The Gates of Hell (United States)
  • City of the Living Dead (United States)
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  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia Director Lucio Fulci always carried around a bag with his trademark pipe and tobacco. One day on set, he reached into his bag and found a handful of maggots (which had been used earlier to film the scene in which maggots blow in through a window). The perpetrator of this prank is rumored to be Christopher George, the film's lead actor, who did not get along well with Fulci. See more »
Goofs Mary could not have been buried alive as she would not have survived the embalming. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012). See more »
Quotes [examining the dead body of Emily Robbins]
Dr. Joe Thompson: Well, she certainly wasn't strangled. There doesn't seem to be any kind of physical abuse.
Sheriff Russell: Well, what was the cause of her death then?
Dr. Joe Thompson: Some kind of cardiac arrest. Only that expression on her face is like pure fear, like something scared her to death.
Sheriff Russell: Scared her?
Dr. Joe Thompson: [to Emily's father] Excuse me, Mr. Robbins, do you know if your daughter had a heart condition?
Mr. Robbins: No... no...
Sheriff Russell: Well, what's our procedure?
Dr. Joe Thompson: Sit tight. Everything depends on the autopsy.
Sheriff Russell: All right, I'll sit tight. But what am I supposed to do in the meantime?
Dr. Joe Thompson: You'll get your orders after that from the D.A.
Sheriff Russell: All right, but let me hear from you first, Joe.
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