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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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maybe Fulci's best 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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Trivia:
Future director Michele Soavi was originally up for the role of "Bob". However, Fulci changed his mind and decided to cast Giovanni Lombardo Radice instead, and Soavi was given a smaller role.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the Peter Bell character is talking to the policeman he refers to Sgt. Clay twice in the conversation. The first time he correctly calls him Sgt. Clay. The second time he incorrectly calls him Sgt. Bell.See more »
Quotes:
Peter Bell:Hi, officer. I'm looking for Sergeant Clay. Is he in there?
Policeman outside apartment building:And who are you?
Peter Bell:Oh, my name's Peter Bell. I'm with...
Policeman outside apartment building:Don't tell me. You're a newspaper reporter. I can smell you guys a mile away.
Peter Bell:You're right. I'm actually a journalist. Listen, there's a rumor going around your station house that some young woman died mysteriously in an apartment up on the third floor and I was wondering if I can talk to Sergeant Clay about it to investigate more about this mystery.
Policeman outside apartment building:There's no mystery around here. I'm the next guy who dies if I let any unauthorized people into this building.
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How did they do the special effects for the scene where the woman vomits up her intestines?
How did they do the zombies teleporting?
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
maybe Fulci's best, 22 August 2012
Author: eatmyfuc

The Beyond somehow gets more acclaim from the self-proclaimed "artsy" crowd, but this essentially has the same formula, with the same juxtaposition of weak plot & characters and superb disgusting imagery, except with a more consistently oppressive tone and with less meandering, dull parts.

For those who are unfamiliar with Fulci and are just going by the title, there are zombies, but this isn't exactly a zombie flick, per se. It's more like a series of grotesque, surreal events that suggest Lovecraftian cosmic horror. Zombies teleport and make people vomit out their innards, by the way. I guess they're closer to zombie-like apparitions. Anyway...

It's a B-movie with rubbish acting, rubbish plot and all kinds of unintentionally hilarious stuff, so you can have a fun time watching this with friends, but at the same time you could cut the atmosphere with a knife. You'd have a hard time finding many other movies with such a doomed, godless atmosphere. Take the famous drill scene, for example. By now we've well established that humans are at the mercy of otherworldly forces, but there's nothing supernatural happening in this scene; it's a random act of extreme violence stemming from human malice, and this marriage of brutality and nonsense is one of the things that elevates Fulci from high camp into (potentially) genuinely scary, if you want it to be.

It plods a bit near the end, but good luck finding an Italian horror movie with perfect pacing. See it if you dig Fulci, it's just as good as The Beyond.

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