The Dead Are Alive

The Dead Are Alive (Italian: L'etrusco uccide ancora / The Etruscan Kills Again) is a 1972 giallo film by Italian director Armando Crispino, with music by Riz Ortolani, and starring Alex Cord, Samantha Eggar and John Marley.[1][2] It was released in Germany as Das Geheimnis des Gelben Grabes (Mystery of the Yellow Grave), in France as Overtime, and in Spain as El dios de la muerte asesina otra vez (The Death God Kills Again).[3] The film was produced by Artur Brauner and the story was based on a giallo novel written by Bryan Edgar Wallace.[4]

The Dead Are Alive
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Directed byArmando Crispino
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written byBryan Edgar Wallace
Lucio Battistrada
Armando Crispino
Lutz Eisholz
StarringAlex Cord
Samantha Eggar
Music byRiz Ortolani
CinematographyErico Menczer
Production
company
Inex Film
Mondial Televisione Film
Central Cinema Company
Distributed byNational General Pictures
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
105 minutes
LanguageItalian

CastEdit

PlotEdit

Two young people looking for a place to make love are brutally murdered in an Etruscan tomb which had recently been violated by a group of archaeologists, led by Prof. Porter (Alex Cord). The corpses are positioned so as to indicate they were murdered as sacrifices to the Etruscan Death-god Tuchucha. Several other murders occur, focusing on members of the archeology team and friends of Prof. Porter's. The victims have their heads bashed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 44
  2. ^ Thompson, Howard (June 23, 1972). "The Dead Are Alive (1972)". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 44
  4. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 44
  5. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 44

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