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(228) OPEN TOMB...EMPTY COFFIN (1972) Balcazar & Larraz
(228) OPEN TOMB...EMPTY COFFIN (1972) Balcazar & Larraz
5062DVD
 

original Italian title: UNA TOMBA APERTA...UNA BARA VUOTA [Open Tomb...Empty Coffin]
aka IL CADAVERE DI HELEN NON MI DAVA PACE [Helen's Corpse Doesn't Give Me Peace]
other known titles: NIGHT OF THE SCORPION and NIGHT OF THE DEAD WHO LIVE
and LA CASA DE LAS MUERTAS VIVIENTES [House of the Living Dead]

director: Alfonso Balcazar written by Jose Ramon Larraz
starring: Jose Antonio Amor
Daniela Giordano Nuria Torray Teresa Gimpera Alicia Tomas

As indicated by the long list of alternative titles [see above], the producers had a difficult time in their attempt to market this film. And, ultimately, titles like House of the Living Dead did a grave injustice to this movie by attracting the wrong audience. This is NOT a zombie pic. It barely qualifies as horror. Rather, this is a gothic Spanish/Italian Giallo, penned by genre maestro Jose Ramon Larraz (STIGMA, SCREAM AND DIE, SEXUAL RITES OF THE DEVIL, et al) and directed by Spanish vet filmmaker Alfonso Balcazar (BLOOD AT SUNDOWN, DJANGO DOES NOT FORGIVE as well as a variety of 'Category S movies' including LESBIAN SCHOOLGIRLS: THE PLEASURE OF PERVERSION, etc). There is an intricate [albeit, sleazy] story, a foreboding castle, sexy young women, a black-gloved knife killer, wrapped up in a supernatural shroud.

Newly married Oliver Bartrom returns to his remote family estate with bride Ruth, a year after the death of his first wife. However, others also live in the mansion: the maid and a groundskeeper, plus Oliver's hostile sister and his (horny, jealous) stepmother. It seems everybody is obsessed with Oliver for one reason or another, but mostly because of the suspicious death of his first wife. Bizarre things start happening to the new Mrs Bartrom, secretly trying to unravel the dark and sinister truth behind the 'accident.' Meanwhile, a black-gloved killer is beginning to eliminate the cast of characters.



A Spanish film, in English language, uncut, 91 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras includes selected trailers.



Graphic Violence, Nudity, Strong Sexual Situations
for Mature Audiences

 
$19.95
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