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A... COME ASSASSINO (1966) Finally, a highly upgraded print of this rare early giallo from director Angelo Dorigo. Murderer is killing off guests in an old castle. Starring Alan Steel, Mary Arden, Ivano Davoli, and others. In black and white. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. Upgrade!! (A-/B).
AFRIKA (1973) Seedy giallo from director Alberto Cavallone. An eccentric painter is accused of murdering homosexual friend, but his frigid wife may be trying to frame him. Starring Ivano Staccioli, Kara Donati, Gianni Basso, and others. Appears to be transferred from an old faded film print. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B-/C).
AMANTE DEL DEMONIO, L' (1971)
ANATOMY OF TERROR (1973) Also known as: "An Echo of Teresa." Rare British TV horror. An American couple visit London. While there, the husband begins to behave extremely strangely, referring to someone called "Theresa", whom no-one knows, and even attacking his wife. Periods of normal behavior are punctuated by violent outbursts. His wife calls for help that leads to the unorthodox detective Matthew Earp. Earp uncovers evidence of dark spiritual interference that puts the couple at risk. Starring Polly Bergen, Paul Burke, Disndale Landen, and others. Directed by Peter Jeffereies. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
ANEMIA (1986) Rare horror/giallo starring Gerard Landry, Gioia Scola, Hanns Zischler, and others. Directed by Alberto Abruzzese. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. (A-/B).
ASSIGNMENT: TERROR (1971) Sci-fi/horror hybrid from Spain. Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer earth by praying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists (Michael Rennie and Karin Dor) back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various earth monsters, including the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky, Frankenstein's monster (both played by Jacinto Molina), the mummy Tao-Tet, and the vampire Count de Meirhoff. Directed by Tulio Demicheli. Letterboxed. Upgrade!! Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
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ATROCIOUS TALES OF LOVE AND REVENGE (1978) Original title: "Giallo Napoletano." Marcello Mastroianni plays a Neapolitan mandolin player. In order to pay off his father's gambling debts, he agrees to play a serenade under somebody's window in the middle of the night. Soon, he is surrounded by dead bodies and has to figure out who is behind this plot before he is either jailed or thrown out of a window himself. Excellent giallo also starring Ornella Muti, Zeudi Araya, and others. Directed by Sergio Corbucci. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
BACO DA SETA (1974) Also known as: "The Silkworm." Rare giallo from director Mario Sequi. Starring George Hilton, Nadja Tiller, Riccardo Garrone, Evi Marandi, Mario Feliciani, Guy Madison, Osvaldo Ruggieri, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
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BLACK RIBBON FOR DEBORAH (1974) A young woman with psychic powers is obsessed with having a child. Even though she is unable to conceive, her desire to do so creates a supernatural force determined to fulfill her wishes. Hard-to-locate giallo starring Bradford Dillman, Marina Malfatti, Delia Boccardo, and others. Directed by Marcello Andrei. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
BLACK VEIL FOR LISA, A (1969) Original title: "La Morte Non Ha Sesso." Nicely-done giallo from director Massimo Dallamano, which casts Luciana Paluzzi as a woman who's husband suspects she's cheating on him. So the husband hires a hit-man to kill her, but Paluzzi ends up having an affair with the murderer- and there are plenty more plot twists where that came from. Also stars John Mills, Robert Hoffmann, Carlo Hinterman, Enzo Fiermonte, and others. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
BLOOD DELIRIUM (1988) John Philip Law plays a psychotic painter who believes himself the reincarnation of Vincent Van Gogh. Horror shocker from director Sergio Bergonzelli. Also starring Gordon Mitchell, Brigitte Christensen, and others. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
BLOOD ON MY SHOES (1983) Original title: "Sangre en Mis Zapatos." Rare horror from director Jess Franco. Starring Antonio Mayans, Lina Romay, Howard Vernon, and others. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
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BLUEBEARD (1962) Also known as: "Landru." Claude Chabrol directs this film based on the crimes of an infamous wife-killer. Landru, the father of four children, contacts Parisian women through newspapers, seduces and eventually kills them in order to feed his little family. Stars Charles Denner, Stephane Audran, Hildegard Knef, and others. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
BODY, THE 1974 Prime Italian giallo filmed in the tropics. A young man gets involved in a dangerous affair with the wife of his friend, a brutal alcoholic. This creates havoc, and eventually the two decide to murder him. Stars Leonard Mann, Zeudi Araya, Carroll Baker. Directed by Luigi Scattini. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
BYLETH (IL DEMONE DELL'INCESTO) (1971) Finally an upgraded print of this impossible-to-find gothic horror/giallo film from director Leopoldo Savona (alias Leo Coleman). Strange mediaeval tale with undertones of demonic possession. A killer is stalking victims in an old, dark castle. Stars Mark Damon, Claudia Gravy, Franco Jamonte, and Aldo Bufi Landi. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. Upgrade!! (B/B-).
CANDIDATE FOR A KILLING (1968) Spanish giallo/ suspense flick about a man who is hired to pose as an eccentric millionaire's exact look-alike. He soon finds out why they paid big bucks, when an organization starts trying to kill him. Anita Ekberg, John Richardson. Directed by Jose Maria Elorrieta. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
CARNATION KILLER (1973) Also known as: "The Colour of Blood." Obscure British TV horror. A serial killer escapes from the asylum to which he has been confined. He picks a seemingly innocent woman as his next victim, but soon it looks like she's not quite as innocent as he thought. Starring Norman Eshley, Katherine Schofield, Derek Smith, and others. Directed by Robert Tronson. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
CASA DELL'AMORE... LA POLIZIA INTERVIENE (1978) Translation: "House of Love... The Police Get Involved." Rare giallo-like thriller from director Renato Polselli. Starring Tony Matera, Mirella Rossi, Iolanda Mascitti, Matilde Antonelli, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
CASA DEL BUON RITORNO, LA (1986) Also known as: "The House of Good Returns." A man, who unintentionally killed a little girl when he was a child, goes back to the house where he was born, the place in which the accident happened. A good suspenseful giallo. Directed by Beppe Cino and Giuseppinia Marotta. Dubbed in German, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
CERCO DE TERROR (1972) Extremely rare Spanish-Mexican giallo/thriller starring Tony Kendall, Carlos Pinar, Jose Maria Caffarel, Libertad Leblanc, Francisco Piquer, and others. Directed by Luis Marquina. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
CHOSEN SURVIVORS (1974) Excellent British ecological horror flick. A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, nearly two miles below the surface of the Earth. There they learn that a nuclear holocaust is taking place and that they've been "chosen" by computer to survive in the shelter in order to continue the human race. Starring Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Richard Jaeckal, and others. Directed by Sutton Roley. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
CIAK, SI MUORE (1974) Translation: "Click, You Die." A film crew is stalked by a sadistic killer in this giallo starring George Ardisson, Annabella Incontrera, Ivano Staccioli, and others. Written by Roberto Mauri. Directed by Mario Moroni. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
CIRCLE OF FEAR (1992) Original title: "Alibi Perfetto." Rare giallo from director Aldo Lado. Starring Michael Woods, Kay Sandvik, Anny Giradot, Philippe Leroy, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
CLOSED CIRCUIT (1978) Original title: "Circuito Chiuso." Rare giallo from director Giuliano Montaldo. Starring Giuliano Gemma, Tony Kendall, William Berger, Ettore Manni, Franco Balducci, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
CLUE OF THE SILVER KEY (1961) British Edgar Wallace mystery. After a wealthy financier is mysteriously shot from his garden balcony, the inspectors at Scotland Yard link the murder to a previous unsolved case. Starring Bernard Lee, Lyndon Brook, Finlay Currie, Jennifer Daniel, and others. Directed by Gerald Glaister. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
COL CUORE IN GOLA (1967) Also known as: "With Heart in Mouth." Rare giallo from director Tinto Brass. Man finds dead body in a nightclub, along with a lovely woman who claims she's innocent. Together they attempt to track down the murderer, only to find that someone is following their steps. Lot of psychedelic touches in this rarely seen entry. Starring Eva Aulin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Roberto Bisacco, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
CONSPIRACY OF TERROR (1975) Unusual made-for-TV horror. A husband-and-wife detective team investigate the existence of lethal Satanic cults. Starring Michael Constntine, Barbara Rhoades, and others. Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
CORONA NEGRA (1951) Also known as: "The Black Crown." Atmospheric French/Spanish horror. Set in Tangier but shot in Spain, the plot concerns a woman (Maria Felix) who loses her memory after killing her husband about to divorce her because of her affair with Maurizio (Vittorio Gassman). The dazed murderess befriended by a young engineer (Rossano Brazzi) but her lover catches up with her and forces her to reveal where her rich husband's jewels were hidden. Directed by Luis Saslavsky. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
CRAZE (1973) Also known as: "The Infernal Idol." Great British horror yarn from director Freddie Francis. A nutty antiques dealer performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. Starring Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Julie Ege, Suzy Kendall, and others. In English. (A/A-).
CRAZY DESIRES OF A MURDERER (1974) Original title: "I Vizi Morbosi di una Governante." English-subtitled print of this grisly giallo, which involves a series of killings in which the victims' eyeballs are gouged out. Starring Patrizia Gori, Corrado Gaipa, Annie Carol Edel, Gaetano Russo, and others. Directed by Filippo Walter Ratti. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. (B/B-).
CRIMEN DEL CAPITAN SANCHEZ, EL (1984) Also known as: "The Crime of Captain Sanchez." Rare made-for-TV mystery, which takes place in the 1800's. Sicko tries to cover up a gory axe murder. Starring Fernando Guillen, Victoria Abril, Jose Cerro, and others. Directed by Vicente Aranda. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
CRIMES OF THE BLACK CAT (1972) Paola is a fashion model who has an affair with Peter, a blind composer. At the same time, she also has an affair with Victor, a married man. She dumps Peter and gets killed the same night under mysterious circumstances. Peter starts investigating the case but in the meanwhile a photographer gets killed. The police find pictures in his lab that show Victor and Paola in bed. Victor now becomes the main suspect as the murders go on. Stars Antonio De Teffe, Sylva Koscina, Giovanna Lenzi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, and Umberto Raho. Directed by Sergio Pastore. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
CRIMES OF PETIOT, THE (1973) Some Nazi killings during World War II seem connected to a string of present-day murders. Are they based onr evenge, or is there another motive? Both civilians and police try to solve the mystery. Hard to find Spanish giallo starring Paul Naschy, Vicente Aro, Hugo Astar, and others. Directed by Jose Luis Madrid. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
CRIMSON CIRCLE, THE (1960) Original title: "Der Rote Kreis." Rarely seen Edgar Wallace thriller. After narrowly avoiding the guillotine, a master criminal returns to London and wreaks havoc. Blackmail and murder are the trademarks of the Crimson Circle. Starring Renate Ewert, Klausjurgen Wussow, Karl-Georg Saebisch, and others. Directed by Jurgen Roland. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
CROSS CURRENT (1971) Original title: "Un Omicidio Perfetto a Termine di Legge." After a rich playboy suffers a boating accident, a series of bizarre murders starts to occur around him. Good and rare giallo starring Philippe Leroy, Elga Anderson, Ivan Rassimov, Rosanna Yanni, and others, Directed by Tonino Ricci. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
CRUCIBLE OF HORROR (1971) Also known as: "The Corpse." Spooky and atmospheric horror from Great Britain. A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch. Starring Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney, and others. Directed by Viktors Ritelis. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
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CRYSTAL EYES (2004) Original title: "Occhio di Cristallo." While hunting a cultured, intelligent, and vicious psychopath, Inspector Amaldi comes face to face with the physical and moral decay of his city as well as the ghosts of his own past. New Italian horror/giallo starring Luigi Lo Cascio, Desislava Tenekedjieva, Simon Andreu, and others. Directed by Eros Puglielli. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN (1963) Eerie Mexican haunted house flick. Woman inherits a sinister house. If anyone dares to go through it at night, he/she will be killed. At night you can hear screams, as if a woman is crying. Could the one who is committing these horrible murders be the old woman crying in the night? Starring Rosa Arenas, Abel Salazar, Rita Macedo, Carlos Lopez Moctezuma, and others. Directed by Rafael Baledon. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
CURSE OF NOSTRADAMUS (1960) Original title: "Maledicion de Nostradamus." A professor battles the resurrected corpse of an evil alchemist who claims to be descended from Nostradamus. Eerie horror from Mexico. Starring German Robles, Domingo Soler, Aurora Alvarado, and others. Directed by Federigo Curiel. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
DAMNED IN VENICE (1977) Original title: "Nero Veneziana." Uncut letterboxed print of this Italian takeoff of "Rosemary's Baby." A blind boy receives a vision that warns him of the birth of the anti-Christ. Low on the technical end, high on the atmosphere and suspense. Stars Renato Cestie, Lorraine De Selle, Olga Karlatos, and others. Directed by Ugo Liberatore. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DARK MINSTREL (2001) Also known as: "Tuno Negro." Students of the university of Salamanca are brutally murdered by a black masked minstrel. Starring Jorge Sanz, Fele Martinez, Silke, and others. Directed by Pedro L. Barbero and Vicente Martin. Dubbed in Spanish, with English subtitles. (A/A-).
DARK PURPOSE (1964) Original title: "L'Intrigo." In this latter-day sort-of-remake of "Jane Eyre", Shirley Jones plays an innocent young American abroad (Italy, specifically) who becomes romantically involved with the always charming Rossano Brazzi, unaware that he has a nutty wife tucked away in an attic. Also stars George Sanders and Giorgia Moll. Directed by Vittorio Sala. Dubbed in English, with Swedish subtitles. (B/B-).
DARK SECRET OF HARVEST HOME
DAY KILLER (1974) Original title: "5 Donne per L'Assassino." Bogusly packaged as a John Carpenter film, this rare giallo is about a reporter who comes home from assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia (Pascale Rivault), as he is quite sterile. Reporter Giorgio and Lydia soon become lovers, and she narrowly escapes the brutal hands of the murderer (or murderers) who claims several other victims in shockingly violent fashion. Directed by Stelvio Massi. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
DEADLY INHERITANCE (1968) Also known as: "The Killer Has Dirty Hands." Femi Benussi stars as one of the heirs of a local drunk but very rich industrialist. When he's hit by a train, it doesn't take long for his survivors to immediately start fighting over the money. Unfortunately for them, they soon begin to die off in very mysterious but gory fashion. Top-notch giallo from director Vittorio Sindoni. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
DEADLY TRAP (1971) Also known as: "Unico Indizio: Una Sciarpa Gialla." Frank Langella plays a writer harassed into working for a nameless organization. When he refuses, his children mysteriously vanish. Meanwhile, his wife (played by Faye Dunaway) slowly begins losing her mind. Watered-down horror thriller from director Rene Clement. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DEADLY TRIANGLE (1973) Original title: "El Juego del Adulterio." Rare giallo from director Joaquin Luis Romero Marchent. A woman seeking mental help is stalked by her psychiatrist. Starring Erika Blanc, Marisol Delgado, Juan Luis Galiardo, and others. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
DEATH CAR ON THE FREEWAY (1979) A woman is badly shaken when she is run off the freeway and nearly killed by a crazy van-driver. Nobody believes her story until the van-killer strikes other individuals. Finally, a reporter decides to go against the grain of local seedy politicians to get some answers. Made-for-TV horror starring Shelley Hack, George Hamilton, Peter Graves, and others. Directed by Hal Needham. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DEATH COMES DOWN SLOWLY (1972) Original title: "La Morte Scende Leggera." Rare giallo starring Stelio Candelli, Patrizia Viotti, Tom Felleghy, and others. Directed by Leopoldo Savona. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
DEATH IN HAITI (1972) Also known as: "Tropic of Cancer." One of the more brutal gialli available, this one casts Anthony Steffen as a physician living in Haiti, who's discovered a formula for medicine that could cure cancer. Sure enough, the criminal element is after his drug, and Steffen has all he can do to guard it from their greedy hands. Matters are complicated when an old friend (played by Gabriele Tinti) comes to visit him, soon after which a killer enters the scene. Some rather grisly deaths follow, in which the murderer takes morbid delight in putting his victims through as much pain as possible. Also stars Anita Strindberg, Umberto Raho, Stelio Candelli, and others. Directed by Edoardo Mulargia. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DEATH KNOCKS TWICE (1969) Also known as: "La Morte Bussa Due Volte." Stylish giallo from director Harald Phillip, about a series of murders occurring at and near a posh hotel resort. Lots of elaborate plot twists and red herrings, all done in the Edgar Wallace tradition. An Italian-German co-production. Starring Dean Reed, Fabio Testi, Anita Ekberg, Adolfo Celi, Werner Peters, and others. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
DEATH SMILES AT MURDER (1973) Klaus Kinski is a doctor who discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders. Very strange, atmospheric, giallo-like film from director Aristide Massaccesi. Also stars Angela Bo, Ewa Aulin, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, and Luciano Rossi. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
DEATH STEPS IN THE DARK (1977) Original title: "Passi di Morte Perduti nel Buio." Excellent giallo from director Maurizio Pradeaux. An Italian reporter is traveling on the Instanbul-Athens train. A woman is murdered with the reporter's letter-opener, so that makes him the main suspect. With the help of his Swedish girlfriend he starts investigating in order to prove his innocence, and find out who the real killer is. Stars Leonard Mann, Robert Webber, Vera Krouska, and others. Dubbed in English, with Dutch subtitles. (A-/B).
DEATH TRAIN (1978) Australian horror, which you have to see if you missed it! An insurance investigator, checking into the death of a man run over by a train in his back yard, uncovers a web of murder, land fraud swindles and supernatural beings. Starring Hugh Keays-Byrne, Max Meldrum, and others. Directed by Igor Auzins. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DEATH WALKS IN HIGH HEELS (1972) Original title: "La Morte Cammina con i Tracchi Alti." Rare English-language print of this giallo from director Luciano Ercoli. A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris, is questioned by the police about some missing diamonds but she claims to know nothing. Nicole is then terrorized by a masked man with piercing blue eyes who demands to know where her father has hidden the stolen diamonds. Suspecting that her jealous boyfriend Michel may be the man who is harassing her, Nicole and her new-found friend Dr. Robert Matthews escape to England and apparent safety. But the killer will strike again.. Stars Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simon Andreu, Claudie Lange, Georges Rigaud, and others. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DEEP BLOOD (1989) Cheap 'killer shark' film from director Joe D'Amato. Several young men have to stop an ancient native American evil in the form of a killer shark which is attacking a small beach community. Frank Baroni, Allen Cort, James Camp, and others. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
DEEP ECHO (1977) Also known as: "Dark Echo." Rare Austrian/ Yugoslavian horror. Zombified monsters arise terrorize a fishing community. Starring Wolfgang Brook, Karin Dor, Joel Fabiani, and others. Directed by George Robotham. Dubbed in English, with Spanish subtitles. (A-/B).
DELITTO IN FORMULA UNO (1984) Tomas Milian plays undercover cop Nico Giraldi in this fast crime flick from director Bruno Corbucci. Also starring Dagmar Lassander, Olimipa Di Nardo, Licinia Lentini, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
DEMONIO, IL (1963) Rather strong for its time, this mediaeval tale concerns a young peasant girl (Daliah Lavi) who is convicted of witchery and demonic possession. Also stars Frank Wolff, Anna Maria Aveta, Tiziana Casetti, Dario Dolci, and others. Directed by Brunello Rondi. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
DEMON IS ON THE ISLAND (1983) French horror about doctor who arrives on an island to be confronted with mystery and a disturbing colleague. Domestic appliances go crazy, and people are disfigured, maimed, burned--you name it. Starring Anny Duperey, Jean-Claude Brialy, and others. Directed by Francis Leroi. Dubbed in French, with English subtitles. (B/B-).
DEVIL IN THE BRAIN (1972) Original title: "Il Diavolo Nel Cervello." Rare horror oddity, which concerns a child who murders his father. After being committed to a psychiatric clinic, the doctor pronounces the child in perfect health. But the doctor has had a previous affair with the mother... The plot gets weirder as the film progresses. Stars Micheline Presle, Keir Dullea, and others. Directed by Sergio Bergonzelli. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. But fair/poor quality only. (C/C-).
DEVIL WITH SEVEN FACES, THE (1972) Stylish giallo/thriller, which casts Carroll Baker as twin sisters, one of whom works for a high-class attorney (played by Stephen Boyd). A killer, however, begins stalking the secretary, and it becomes obvious that an expensive diamond is what he's after. George Hilton shows up just in time to shield her from the killer's attempts, but as the tension mounts it becomes evident that Baker is somehow involved more than she's willing to admit. Or is it really her sister who holds the key to the whole mystery? Also starring Lucretia Love, Ivano Staccioli, Luciano Pigozzi, and others. Directed by Osvaldo Civirani. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
DEVIL'S FEMALE (1974) Also known as: "Magdalena, Possessed By the Devil." German rip-off of "the Exorcist." At a girls boarding school, a beautiful blonde orphan is possessed by an evil demon. Starring Dagmar Hedrich, Werner Bruhns, Michael Hinz, and others. Directed by Walter Boos. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
DEVIL'S WEDDING NIGHT (1973) Original title: "Il Plenilunio delle Vergini." Great horror starring Mark Damon, Rosalba Neri, Esmeralda Barros, and others. Lady Dracula uses Dracula's ring to lure beautiful girls to her castle, where she murders them so she can bathe in their blood. Directed by Luigi Batzella. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DEVILS OF DARKNESS (1965) Also known as: "Talisman." British horror tale. A secret vampire cult, which has its headquarters beneath the town cemetery, searches for victims for its human sacrifice rituals. Starring William Sylvester, Hubert Noel, Diana Decker, Tracy Reed, and others. Directed by Lance Comfort. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
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DIABOLICAL SHUDDER (1971) Original title: "Escalofrio Diabolico." Rare Spanish giallo from actor/director George Martin. A mysterious red-hooded society terrorizes guests at a remote country villa. Starring Mariano Vidal Molina, Cris Huerta, George Martin, and others. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
DIABOLICAMENTE... LETIZIA (1975) Very rare Italian horror about a married couple unable to have a child, so they adopt a girl named Letizia, who is possessed and into witchcraft. Starring Magda Kanopka, Gianni Dei, and others. Directed by Salvatore Bugnatelli. Dubbed in Italian, with Spanish subtitles. (B-/C).
DR. COOK'S GARDEN (1971) Atmospheric and well-directed TV horror. A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook. However, he soon finds out that the old doctor isn't quite what he seems to be, and the young doctor finds his life in danger. Starring Bing Crosby, Frank Converse, Blythe Danner, and others. Directed by Ted Post. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1955) Rare live-TV version of the classic tale, which appeared as one of the episodes of the show "Climax." Also starring Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Sinclair, Lowell Gilmore, and others. Includes original commercials and introduction. Directed by Allen Reisner. In English. (A/A-).
DONNA DEL LAGO, LA (1966) Strange giallo from directors Luigi Bazzoni and Franco Rossellini. When a visitor arrives in a small Italian village, he discovers that the residents are acting like soul-less zombies--and he begins to suspect that they may be under the influence of a mysterious local woman. Stars Virna Lisi, Peter Baldwin, Philippe Leroy, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
DOOR TO SILENCE (1991) Original title: "Le Porte del Silenzio." Effective horror from director Lucio Fulci. A traveling salesman has mysterious encounters with an unknown woman, an ominous hearse, and other supernatural events during a road trip through Louisiana. Starring John Savage, Sandi Schultz, Richard Castleman, and others. Dubbed in English, with Japanese subtitles. (A/A-).
DRACULA IN ISTANBUL (1953) Original title: "Drakula Istanbul'da." Rare black-and-white tale from Turkey, which features the infamous count in more of his blood-sucking antics. Stars Atif Kaptan, Annie Ball, Bulent Oran, Ayfer Feray, Cahit Ergat, and others. Directed by Mehmet Muhtar. Dubbed in Turkish, with no subtitles. (B-/C).
DAUGHTER OF THE MIND (1969) Rare made-for-TV horror. A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld. Starring Don Murray, Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, and others. Directed by Walter Grauman. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
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