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Manhattan Baby (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 27 July 1984 (USA)
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An archaeologist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidentally releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed entity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Elisa Briganti (screenplay) (as Elisa Livia Briganti), Elisa Briganti (story) (as Elisa Livia Briganti) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Connelly ... Professor George Hacker
Laura Lenzi ... Emily Hacker (as Martha Taylor)
Brigitta Boccoli ... Susie Hacker
Giovanni Frezza ... Tommy Hacker
Cinzia de Ponti ... Jamie Lee
Cosimo Cinieri ... Adrian Mercato (as Laurence Welles)
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Optician
Carlo De Mejo ... Luke
Enzo Marino Bellanich Enzo Marino Bellanich ... Wiler (as Vincenzo Bellanich)
Mario Moretti Mario Moretti ... Tennant
Lucio Fulci ... Dr. Forrester
Tonino Pulci ... Orderly (as Antonie Pulci)
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Storyline

Archaelogists open egyptian tomb and release evil spirit. Daughter of one of the professors gets possessed by freed enity and the gorey murders begin. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's looking at you... from hell! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eye of the Evil Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fulvia Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Spain, the film had a re-release in 2016 only in Madrid at the Artistic Metropol for 1 day, showing the subtitled version. See more »

Goofs

On the end of the movie, when Adrian Mercato is attacked by the birds, a thread is visible, holding one of the birds. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Anchor Bay release under the original title "Manhattan Baby" is the complete, uncut version, containing all the gore and violence. See more »

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Featured in 25 Years with Fulci (2016) See more »

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So-so horror film from cult director Lucio Fulci.
10 December 2001 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Lucio Fulci-many horror fans admire his work,I am also among them.However "Manhattan Baby" is one of his weaker efforts.First of all,the script by Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Livia Briganti is very confusing.It borrows from "Rosemary's Baby","The Awakening","The Exorcist" and even "The Birds".The film is about a girl who,while in Egypt with her archaeologist father,is given an amulet that causes her to be possessed by the spirit of an ancient Pharaohess.There are some atmospheric shots,but the gore is almost completely absent(apart from the scene when the stuffed birds attack Adrian Marcato,rending his flesh as he dies screaming).Anyway if you're a huge Fulci fan like me you should watch this film,if not don't bother.


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