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The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)

L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (original title)
In 19th century London, a woman weds a doctor with necrophiliac tendencies, and whose first wife died under mysterious circumstances - and might be coming back from the grave to torment her successor.

Director:

Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton)

Writer:

Ernesto Gastaldi (story and screenplay) (as Julyan Perry)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Steele ... Cinzia Hichcock
Robert Flemyng ... Prof. Bernard Hichcock
Silvano Tranquilli ... Dr. Kurt Lowe (as Montgomery Glenn)
Maria Teresa Vianello ... Margaretha Hichcock (as Teresa Fitzgerald)
Harriet Medin ... Martha - The Maid (as Harriet White)
Spencer Williams Spencer Williams
Al Christianson Al Christianson
Evar Simpson Evar Simpson
Nat Harley Nat Harley
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Storyline

The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns with his wife. His wife starts to feel and hear strange things in the house. Written by Dean Harris <hepcat@inch.com>

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The candle of his lust burnt brightest in the shadow of the grave! See more »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock See more »

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Production Co:

Panda Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Flemyng took the part after reading an early script entitled Raptus. When he found out later it involved necrophilia he tried to quit. See more »

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Followed by The Ghost (1963) See more »

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One of Steele's all-time best!
10 October 2000 | by verna55See all my reviews

This Gothic Italian horror flick features '60's Scream Queen Barbara Steele as the new bride of a respected physician who learns that her seemingly charming hubby is hiding a few fiendish secrets regarding his first wife's mysterious death. Suspenseful, creepy, and atmospheric, this is the kind of historical, nightmarish horror piece that Edgar Allan Poe could have written, and there is indeed a reference to PREMATURE BURIAL. Steele, usually cast as the cunning, plotting villainess, does well in a rare sympathetic role. Horror buffs shouldn't miss this!


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