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Door to Silence (1991)

Le porte del silenzio (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | December 1991 (Italy)
A young man has mysterious encounters with an unknown woman, an ominous hearse, and other supernatural events on the road during an aimless drive around Louisiana after the funeral of his father.


Lucio Fulci (as H. Simon Kittay)


Lucio Fulci (as Jerry Madison)




Cast overview:
John Savage ... Melvin Devereux
Sandi Schultz ... Mystery Woman
Richard Castleman Richard Castleman ... Hearse Driver
Jennifer Loeb Jennifer Loeb ... Margie
Elizabeth Chugden Elizabeth Chugden ... Sylvia Devereux
Joe 'Cool' Davis Joe 'Cool' Davis ... Minister
Bob Shreves Bob Shreves ... Judge
Mary Coulson ... Aunt Martha
Fred Lewis Fred Lewis ... Bartender
Maureen Rocquin Maureen Rocquin ... Juke Box Girl
Duncan Boyer Duncan Boyer ... Cajun Hunter


Successful businessman Melvin Dovereux is caught in a traffic jam caused by a funeral procession. Soon he is haunted by visions of a hearse chasing him and a woman in a sports car. Could the funeral procession actuly be for him? Written by Humberto Amador

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Mystery | Thriller


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Lucio Fulci's final film as a director. See more »


References Troll 2 (1990) See more »

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The late great Maestro leaves one to separate the men from the boys.
14 February 2010 | by coldwaterpdhSee all my reviews

As has been stated, this is Lucio's last film. I watched it last night and I happen to think it's one of his best. It has aged well.

The plot is simple enough: a guy is trying to get home to Baton Rouge from what I will guess was New Orleans, judging from the opening scene on Lake Ponchartrain bridge. The highway is shut down ahead, so he has to take backroads. He starts to see a mysterious lady who seems to be wherever he goes. Also getting on his nerves is a hearse whose driver seems to be a road hog in the most serious way. The guy starts to go mad and begins to discover that what is in the back of the hearse is a surreal nightmare. He plunges into a world of insanity and dreamlike terror that lasts the whole film.

"Door To Silence" is best viewed with no expectations. That's how I watched it and I was pleasantly surprised. It does not have gore like other Fulci greats, but it does contain some genuine suspense and nail-biting tension, something that is hardly found in other Fulci movies.

As Fulci's last, this one has not garnered the kind of attention that "Zombi 2" and "The Beyond" have...but I really liked it and I think if you're a true fan of this guy, you will appreciate it's grindhouse appeal and genuinely creepy atmosphere.

9 out of 10, kids.

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December 1991 (Italy) See more »

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Door Into Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Filmirage See more »
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1.37 : 1
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