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All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

Tutti i colori del buio (original title)
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A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

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Sergio Martino

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Santiago Moncada (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... Richard Steele
Edwige Fenech ... Jane Harrison
Ivan Rassimov ... Mark Cogan
Julián Ugarte Julián Ugarte ... J.P. McBrian
George Rigaud ... Dr. Burton
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Elderly Neighbor
Nieves Navarro ... Barbara Harrison (as Susan Scott)
Marina Malfatti ... Celia Morgan / Mary Weil
Luciano Pigozzi ... Francis Clay (as Alan Collins)
Dominique Boschero ... Jane's Mother
Lisa Leonardi Lisa Leonardi ... Girl with dog
Renato Chiantoni ... Mr. Main
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Inspector Smith
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ... Nightmare Woman
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
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Jane lives in London with Richard, her boyfriend. When she was five, her mother was murdered, and she recently lost a baby in a car crash. She's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding, blue-eyed man. Richard, a pharmaceutical salesman, thinks the cure is vitamins; Jane's sister Barbara, who works for a psychiatrist, recommends analysis; a neighbor Jane's just met promises that if Jane participates in a Black Mass, all her fears will disappear. Jane tries the Mass, but it seems to bring her nightmares to life. Is there any way out for her short of death or a living Hell? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They exist. They bear the mark of the devil inside them. They may be your neighbors. They may be your wife, husband, sweetheart. They may even be your children. Their time has come. See more »

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Country:

Italy | Spain | UK

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

13 August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They're Coming to Get You See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 59784 delivered on 24-2-1972. See more »

Quotes

Jane Harrison: I got frightened. A strange guy tried to follow me all the way home.
Mary Weil: I'm frightened that the time will come when a man won't follow me home.
Jane Harrison: I'm afraid this one was a maniac.
Mary Weil: Strange men have been following women since the Stone Age, Jane.
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Referenced in Sergio Martino: The Art and Arteries of the Giallo (2011) See more »

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Definitely worth checking out
3 December 2004 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This is an entertaining Italian giallo that has often been unfairly compared to "Rosemary's Baby", even though the only bambina on display here is lead actress Edwige Fenech. There is a satanic cult here as in the Polanski classic, but they are much more interested in making Fenech the centerpiece of their ritualized sex orgies and getting their hands on her inheritance than they are in impregnating her with the Devil's spawn. And while "Rosemary's Baby" makes perfect sense, this is a quintessential giallo where making sense is completely beside the point. There is a powerful sense of paranoia in this film, but it is hysterical paranoia of low-budget Italian thrillers rather than the subtle, creeping paranoia of "Rosemary's Baby". Basically the plot here is just an excuse to move between dramatic chase sequences, bizarre dream sequences, and delirious satanic sex. The movie is certainly aware of it's similarity to the Polanski film and cleverly uses it to produce red herrings by giving the heroine a mysterious, remote husband (George Hilton) and a very odd psychiatrist.

Fenech was always good in these hysterical victim roles, and she is ably supported here by the rest of the cast. The creepily blue-eyed Ivan Rassimov is a killer stalking her. (Why? Who knows, but he's great). Nieves Navarro (aka Susan Scott) plays the conniving sister and provides some relief nudity for Fenech. George Hilton is smooth and suave as always (he even seems remarkably unperturbed that his wife is cheating on him with an entire satanic cult).

This is not the best gialli with Fenech (that would be "What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing on Jennifer's Body")nor is it Martino's best (that would be "Torso"). But it's the best one they did together. And there are good-looking widescreen bootleg copies of it floating around. It's definitely worth checking out.


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