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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 »
Plot:
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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Gore galore! See more (224 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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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | 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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Trivia:
Each German release was banned over the course of over 20 years. The movie was first released on video with the title "Ein Zombie hing am Glockenseil" (A zombie hung on the bell rope) in 1982. It was banned in 1986 and a second video with the title "Ein Toter hing am Glockenseil" (A dead body hung on the bell rope) was released, with several cuts. Even that version was banned in 1988 and a final version was released with the title "Eine Leiche hing am Glockenseil" (A corpse hung on the bell rope), heavily cut without any gory scenes left. Rumors say the video distributors actually designed a new video release called "Ein Kadaver hing am Glockenseil" (A cadaver hung on the bell rope) in case this third version will get banned again. Surprisingly, this third version was also banned in 2001.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Fake plastic head is visible in the extreme closeups of the intestine-vomiting scene.See more »
Quotes:
Theresa:Mary, tell us what you saw in your last vision.
Mary Woodhouse:The city of the dead. The living dead. A cursed city where the gates of hell have been opened.
Peter Bell:Where exactly is this city?
Mary Woodhouse:I don't know where it is. All that I know is that it's called Dunwich.
Peter Bell:Well, I've never heard of it. How do you know? How can you be so sure?
Mary Woodhouse:I read the name... on a tombstone.
Theresa:Mr. Bell, if those gates are left open, it could mean the end of humanity. We've got to get them shut again. At midnight on Monday, we go into All Saint's Day. The night of the dead begins. If the portholes of hell aren't shut before, no dead body will ever rest in peace. The dead will rise up all over the world and take over the Earth! You must get to Dunwich, Mr. Bell. You must reclose those gates!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Evil on Queen Street (2008) (V)See more »

FAQ

How did they do the special effects for the scene where the woman vomits up her intestines?
How did they do the zombies teleporting?
What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version?
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39 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Gore galore!, 11 December 2001
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"The Gates of Hell" is another masterpiece directed by one of the best horror directors Lucio Fulci.Fulci,who sadly died in 1996,was a real artist.Anyway this film concerns a priest committing suicide and opening the gateway to Hell,allowing the dead to rise from their graves and feed on the living.Christopher George("Pieces")tries to stop them.The gore effects made by Gino de Rossi are excellent(maggots,rotting flesh,lots of squished brains etc.)Giovanni Lombardo Radice gets an electric drill through his head,and there's also a notorious scene of woman(Daniela Doria)vomiting up all of her internal organs in a really nauseating torrent of blood and guts.The plot is weak,but the film is highly atmospheric and imaginative.Again brilliant director Lucio Fulci created a masterpiece of pure horror!10 out of 10-not to be missed.

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