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The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

La notte che Evelyn uscì dalla tomba (original title)
A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them.

Director:

Emilio Miraglia (as Emilio P. Miraglia)

Writers:

Fabio Pittorru (story), Massimo Felisatti (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Steffen ... Lord Alan Cunningham
Marina Malfatti ... Gladys Cunningham
Enzo Tarascio Enzo Tarascio ... George Harriman (as Rod Murdock)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Dr. Richard Timberlane
Umberto Raho ... Farley
Roberto Maldera ... Albert
Joan C. Davis Joan C. Davis ... Aunt Agatha (as Joan C. Davies)
Erika Blanc ... Susie
Ettore Bevilacqua Ettore Bevilacqua ... Il custode del cimitero
Brizio Montinaro Brizio Montinaro ... (as Montinaro Brizio)
Maria Teresa Tofano Maria Teresa Tofano ... Polly (as M. Teresa Toffano)
Paola Natale ... Evelyn
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Storyline

A wealthy English lord is suffering a mental breakdown following the death of his red-headed wife, Evelyn, whom he feared was cheating on him. He tours local bars and dives, scouring for lovely red-heads willing to come back to his decaying castle in the country, where he seduces them, then tortures and kills them. His friend the doctor talks him into marrying again to help heal his slowly-rotting mind, which he does--but are the doctor's orders really what he needs? Written by EllenRipley112

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Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Is known to have 9 different edited versions to exist of the film with an English language track. Some of these are re-ordered so bad as to be completely incoherent story wise. See more »

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During Susie's first dance, a band member is singing, any yet the music is instrumental only. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Polly: Why did you stop?
Lord Alan Cunningham: Let's smoke a cigarette. I can't smoke driving.
Polly: It's alright with me...
Lord Alan Cunningham: [he reaches over, caresses her face, then pulls her hair]
Polly: Ow! What's the matter with you? Have you gone mad?
Lord Alan Cunningham: I'm sorry, I thought it was really a wig.
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A fabulous slice of Euro Gothic!
8 June 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Emilio Miraglia's crossover between Gothic horror and Italy's finest cinematic export, the Giallo, really is a delightful film for the fan of cult horror. While the movie is certainly no masterpiece, the story moves well and the imagery on display and imagination on the part of the director that is shown throughout elevates a rather simple tale of insanity and murder into an amazing slice of cult cinema. The title alone is graphic and lurid enough on its own, and I'm pleased to say that the film itself carries on this style throughout, with some well worked and ingenious death scenes, as well as plenty of nudity and some truly beautiful cinematography. The story takes place in a castle just outside London, England. We are introduced to Lord Alan Cunningham and a hooker that he is taking home. After brutally torturing and eventually killing her, we discover that his mental trauma is due to the loss of his wife, Evelyn. His friend and doctor talks him into remarrying to ease his mental anguish, and that's a piece of advice that he takes upon meeting the ravishing Gladys...

Despite the fact that this film is very much a piece of schlock cinema, the director appears to have taken it very seriously, and the result is a film that puts a lot of emphasis on the plot and characters, and ultimately this means a stronger show as Miraglia takes time to draw his audience in, rather than just showing blood and nudity and leaving it at that. The acting performances aren't bad, and even though Spaghetti Western star Antonio De Teffè is a little hammy, he convinces in his role; while Marina Malfatti provides eye-catching eye candy. The murder sequences on display are typically gruesome and beyond the immediately obvious, as we watch a woman being ripped apart by foxes and a scene that sees a man burn in a pool containing sulphuric acid. Bruno Nicolai's rock score works very well and brilliantly accents every scene. The film all boils down to a satisfying ending, which despite seemingly coming out nowhere; works well and adequately describes many of the loose ends up until the conclusion. Overall, while this film isn't the best of its kind; it's certainly a very good one and I'm sure that fans of cult cinema won't be disappointed!


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