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Paura nella città dei morti viventi -- 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 the grave.

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6 May 1983 (USA) See more »
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The Dead Shall Rise And Walk The Earth See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Fulci's splatter film inspired on H.P. Lovecraft about the dead coming back to life at Dunwich See more (225 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher George ... Peter Bell

Catriona MacColl ... Mary Woodhouse (as Katriona MacColl)
Carlo De Mejo ... Gerry
Antonella Interlenghi ... Emily Robbins

Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Bob

Daniela Doria ... Rosie Kelvin
Fabrizio Jovine ... Father William Thomas

Luca Venantini ... John-John Robbins (as Luca Paisner)

Michele Soavi ... Tommy Fisher

Venantino Venantini ... Mr. Ross
Enzo D'Ausilio ... Sheriff Russell's deputy
Adelaide Aste ... Theresa

Luciano Rossi ... Policeman in apartment

Robert Sampson ... Sheriff Russell

Janet Agren ... Sandra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omero Capanna ... Burning Zombie (uncredited)

Lucio Fulci ... Dr. Joe Thompson (uncredited)
Michael Gaunt ... Gravedigger (uncredited)

Perry Pirkanen ... Blond Gravedigger (uncredited)
James Sampson ... James McLuhan - Séance Member (uncredited)
Martin Sorrentino ... Sgt. Clay (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Junie the Bartender (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Sandra (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Emily Robbins (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Gerry (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert E. Warner ... Policeman Outside Apartment Building (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucio Fulci  story and screenplay
H.P. Lovecraft  inspiration (uncredited)
Dardano Sacchetti  story and screenplay

Produced by
Lucio Fulci .... producer
Giovanni Masini .... producer
Robert E. Warner .... executive producer
Robert E. Warner .... producer: USA
 
Original Music by
Fabio Frizzi 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati 
 
Film Editing by
Edo Brizio (Blu-ray making of editor) (as Edoardo Brizio)
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Antonello Geleng 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Antonello Geleng 
 
Makeup Department
Rosario Prestopino .... assistant makeup artist
Franco Rufini .... makeup artist
Franco Rufini .... 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
 
Stunts
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
 
Editorial Department
Armando Pace .... assistant editor
Pietro Tomassi .... assistant editor
Luciano Vittori .... color consultant
 
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)
 

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Also Known As:
"City of the Living Dead" - International (English title), USA (imdb display title)
"Fear in the City of the Living Dead" - Italy (literal English title)
"Pater Thomas" - Europe (bootleg title)
"The Gates of Hell" - USA
"Frayeurs" - Canada (French title), France
"Η πόλη των ζωντανών νεκρών" - Greece
"Τα ζόμπι βγήκαν από τον τάφο τους" - Greece
"Τα ζόμπι ξανάρχονται" - Greece
"Город живых мертвецов" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Градът на живите мъртви" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"City of the Living Dead" - Norway (imdb display title)
"City of the Living Dead" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Die Stadt der lebenden Toten" - West Germany (bootleg title)
"Ein Toter hing am Glockenseil" - West Germany (censored version)
"Ein Zombie hing am Glockenseil" - West Germany
"Eine Leiche hängt am Glockenseil" - West Germany (video title)
"Grad živih mrtvaca" - Serbia
"Holtak városa" - Hungary (informal title)
"I poli ton zontanon nekron" - Greece (DVD title)
"Jigoku no kado" - Japan (video title)
"La ciudad de los muertos vivientes" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Las puertas del infierno" - Argentina
"Miasto zywej smierci" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Miedo en la ciudad de los muertos vivientes" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Os Mistérios da Cidade Maldita" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Pánico En La Ciudad De Los Muertos Vivientes" - Chile (video title)
"Pavor na Cidade dos Zumbis" - Brazil
"Staden med levande döda" - Sweden
"Ta zombi vgikan apo ton tafo tous" - Greece (reissue title)
"Ta zombi xanarhontai" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Zombiernes by" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Zombik városa" - Hungary (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
93 min | Australia:90 min (cut)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-18 (2001) | Finland:(Banned) (1985) | France:16 (cut) | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) (uncut version) | Germany:16 (cut) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:16 (1981) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2007) | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 (2016) | Spain:18 | Sweden:18 (video rating) | UK:X (original rating: 1981) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1986) (cut) (re-rating) (2001) (uncut) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (heavily cut)
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There are a ton of explanations for how the end took the shape it did, and neither Lucio Fulci nor Dardano Sacchetti was ever of any help straightening it out. Some say the editor spilled coffee on the footage of the original ending, forcing the crew to improvise. Some say Fulci changed his mind about the end after the shooting was complete, and this was the best they could do.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Mary could not have been buried alive as she would not have survived the embalming.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?
[...]
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Fulci's splatter film inspired on H.P. Lovecraft about the dead coming back to life at Dunwich, 18 September 2010
Author: ma-cortes

This is a genuinely frightening story with correct utilization of images-shock , skill edition and eerie images . Lucio Fulci's main great success along with ¨Zombie 2¨ , is compelling directed with startling gory visual content . It's a creepy horror film plenty of brutal frames and gory events. Fulci's horror film about the dead coming back to life on a small location of Dunwich with inspiration on famous novelist H.P. Lovecraft . A journalist named Peter Bell (Christopher George), a psychiatrist (Carlo De Mejo) and a psychic named Mary Woodhouse (Catriona MacColl , Fulci's fetish actress) race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide by hanging of a priest caused them to open , allowing the zombies to rise from the tombs . Gory, gruesome , pretty repellent , and ghastly gory-feast in which the stumbling flesh-eating stiffs are relived by an ancient curse .

Chilling Italian terror flick full of screams, shocks, chills, thrills and lots of blood and guts . Astonishing , mesmerizing , very repellent , and scary mess in which the living dead are reanimated and committing horrible murders . This is a classic excruciatingly terror film in which the intrigue,tension, suspense, horror appears threatening and lurking in every room, corridors , cellar , morgue, streets, cemetery and many other places . Watch for the great highlights as the alive burying and the pick-axe coming dangerously close to her head ; as when a drill punctures the face an unfortunate young -a Fulci's mark who repeats ad nauseam - and clergyman's mesmerizing stares making eyeballs bleed . And as always brief appearance of Lucio Fulci, in Alfred Hitchcock cameo style , as Police Inspector and a young future director of terror movies , Michele Soavi as hapless victim . Good make-up and special effects by makeup artist named Rufini replacing the usual maestro Gianetto De Rossi. Produced on a tight budget by Giovanni Masini and the same Fulci . Moody photography Sergio Salvati on location in Fort Lee, New Jersey, New York City, Savannah, Georgia, USA . Eerie musical score composed and conducted by Fabio Frizzi in Goblin style. The motion picture is realized by one of the most controversial filmmakers of terror movies ,Lucio Fulci , in his ordinary style with flaws and gaps but is professionally made because being a skilled craftsman . Reviewers are divided over booth the morals and talents of Fulci (1927-1996) who sometimes directed under the alias ¨Louis Fuller¨. For some critics many of his movies are cruel and shockingly violent , yet their gory surface often conceals religious, social commentaries or intelligent issues. Whether he should be viewed as a cheap sensationalist or just a genius Fulci has a loyal fan base and undeniably has an important and unique influence on the terror genre , creating great works on a low budget such as proved in ¨The Beyond¨, ¨Manhattan baby¨, ¨Gates of Hell¨, ¨Island of the living dead¨, ¨New York ripper¨ , among them . This is one more imaginative , though imperfect horror/splatter picture in which the camera stalks in sinister style . It's just one long unrelenting guts-feast and passable budget horror movie that still packs a punch for those who appeal to be terrorized out their wits . This gore-feast that tried to disguised itself under many other titles as ¨City of living dead¨ will enjoy to Lucio Fulci aficionados.

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