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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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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 »


  (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
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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Additional Details

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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93 min | Australia:90 min (cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | 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:Not Rated | 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 »
Continuity: Three minutes in, a noose is slung over a tree branch. The noose is shown dangling no more than 1ft below the branch. The noose swings back and forth but visibly stays at the same height in comparison with a branch directly behind it. The branch is far away. In the next shot the branches are much much closer to the noose. A priest climbs up onto something, approximately the height of a chair, to put the noose around his neck then steps of of what he is standing on (he does not jump) and drops out of frame farther than he climbed up into view. The shot pans up a good two to three feet and fails to show the branch that is previously established as being not more than 1ft above the priests head. This implies that there at least 3 feet of rope should be between the priest and the point of suspension. In the next scene the priest is revealed as being not substantially more than three feet down the rope and hanging near a low brick wall. The brick wall is more than two feet below the priest and there is nothing else for the priest to have climbed onto in frame. To hang himself the priest must have levitated as he ends up hanging higher than a chair could account for (even if a chair realistically fell out of shot behind the low wall).See more »
[reading a porno magazine]
Blonde gravedigger:Will you check her out? Talk about a "box lunch".
Gravedigger:I'm telling you, you'll end up a dirty old man reading that stuff. A pervert. A peeping tom. I saw this porno flick once. This guy in the audience got so carried away with it, he humped himself to death.
Blonde gravedigger:Yeah, but what a way to go.
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