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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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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

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Little Susie is very young, very pretty, and very very evil! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Frizzi & Fulci (2016) See more »

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Fulci makes another GOOD horror movie.
28 March 2008 | by coldwaterpdhSee all my reviews

"Manhattan Baby" sure is one controversial Fulci flick. I have friends who love the man and hate this movie. I also have friends who don't know the man at all and love this movie.

The plot is a bit silly. A girl is given a trinket on vacation in Egypt and it turns out to contain horrific powers of destruction. I told you it was silly.

The special effects are very 1982. But wait; this movie was made in 1982. I'd recommend this to someone who has never seen a Fulci film and is not expecting to see "Zombie" or "The Beyond" again. This movie offers something different and something that I, a true Fulci admirer, appreciate and can watch over and over.

Yes, I like "Manhattan Baby." While it's not like the aforementioned Fulci greats, it remains entertaining and it does deliver some good scares. And decent gore.

7 out of 10, kids.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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