The Dead Are Alive

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The Dead Are Alive
EtruscoUccideAncora.jpg
Directed by Armando Crispino
Produced by Artur Brauner
Written by Bryan Edgar Wallace
Lucio Battistrada
Armando Crispino
Lutz Eisholz
Starring Alex Cord
Samantha Eggar
Music by Riz Ortolani
Cinematography Erico Menczer
Production
company
Inex Film
Mondial Televisione Film
Central Cinema Company
Distributed by National General Pictures
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
105 minutes
Language Italian

The Dead Are Alive (Italian: L'etrusco uccide ancora / The Etruscan Kills Again) is an 1972 horror film by Italian director Armando Crispino, with music by Riz Ortolani, and starring Alex Cord, Samantha Eggar and John (The Godfather) Marley.[1][2] It was released in Germany as Das Geheimnis des Gelben Grabes (Mystery of the Gold Diggers), 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]

Cast[edit]

  • Alex Cord
  • Samantha Eggar
  • John Marley
  • Nadja Tiller
  • Enzo Terascio
  • Horst Frank
  • Daniela Surina
  • Carlo De Mejo
  • Carla Mancini
  • Vladan Milasinovic
  • Christiane Von Blank[5]

Plot[edit]

Two young people looking 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 Tuchulcha. Several other murders occur, focusing on members of the archeology team and friends of Prof. Porter's. Most of the victims have their heads bashed in by an ancient Etruscan club.

References[edit]

  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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