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The Hanging Woman (1973)

La orgía de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | September 1975 (USA)
Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an ... See full summary »

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José Luis Merino
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Cast overview:
Stelvio Rosi ... Serge Chekov (as Stan Cooper)
Maria Pia Conte ... Nadia Mihaly
Dyanik Zurakowska ... Doris Droila (as Dianick Zorakowska)
Pasquale Basile Pasquale Basile ... The detective (as Pasquale Pasile)
Gérard Tichy ... Professor Leon Droila
Aurora de Alba Aurora de Alba ... Mary
Eleonora Vargas Eleonora Vargas ... (as Leonora Vargas)
José Cárdenas José Cárdenas ... 2nd Guard
Giuliana Garavaglia Giuliana Garavaglia ... (as Giusy Garr)
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella
Carlos Quiney Carlos Quiney ... The Butler (as Charles Quiney)
Isarco Ravaioli Isarco Ravaioli ... Town's Mayor
Paul Naschy ... Igor
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Paul Naschy plays a supporting role as a deranged gravedigger in this zombie movie, set in a small highland village in 19th-century Scotland, where a stranger's arrival to claim an inheritance is met with apocalyptic visions and other evil omens. The town unearths a crypt full of horrors, including a devil-worshipping coven and throngs of the living dead. Written by Ørnås

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We Dare You to Take One Step Beyond the Grave ... See more »

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Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror of the Living Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Paul Naschy had to play a secondary role as Igor the gravedigger because he was acting in another movie being shot at the exact same time. See more »

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When confronted by two of the zombies after escaping the catacombs, Serges shoots one of them nine times with his revolver. This was after already discharging it in the catacombs several times, but prior to any reloading. Most revolvers contain only five or six cartridges. See more »

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References Son of Frankenstein (1939) See more »

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A Competent Zombie Film
6 February 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film is an example of a zombie movie which has zombies that are created rather than transformed by a virus as generally depicted today. The usual differences between the two are that those created (by voodoo, black magic or science) generally follow instructions from their creator, don't eat flesh and don't infect others. Produced in 1973 in Europe it had a good Gothic feel to it. Likewise, although it was originally filmed in Spanish and dubbed in English the overall effect wasn't too bad either. However, one clear fault was that the lead actor, Stelvio Rosi (as "Serge Chekov") sported a haircut from the early 1970's even though the film was supposed to have taken place sometime in the 19th Century. Not only that but I thought his performance was slightly below that of the rest of the cast as well. On the other hand, some bright spots involved two gorgeous actresses, Maria Pia Conte ("Nadia Mihaly") and Dyanik Zurakowska ("Doris Droila") along with excellent makeup for the zombies. In short, other than the slight miscasting of the lead actor, this was a competent zombie film which fans of this genre might find interesting.


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