Monday, August 3, 2009

The Night Evelyn Came Out Of Her Grave (1971) aka La Notte Che Evelyn Usci Dalla Tomba aka The Night She Arose From The Tomb aka The Night Evelyn Left

 3.5 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: The worms are waiting.
Directed by: Emilio Miraglia
Written by: Fabio Pittorru, Massimo Felisatti
Actors include: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Erika Blanc
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Length: 103 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy

Certainly one of the weaker giallo films, but considering it's often found in public domain prints, I shouldn't be too surprised. Luckily for me the version I got was in the Emilio Miraglia so it was at least uncut with nudity attached. The plot is rather convoluted and it's hard at first to see why this is even related to giallo films. We meet a rich dude who seems to have gone crazy since losing his wife Evelyn. He then goes out to find girls who look exactly like her (with red hair) and kills them off. It's weird because this movie feels quite surreal as most of the women look alike, either they have red hair or a blonde afro (which means they are part of the housekeeping staff). Nutso's Doctor suggests that he try to remarry to get back to reality but of course things don't go exactly as hoped. The sets are nice and gothic feeling but this could have used a little more cohesion. There is a nice surprise or two, but it could have used a little less nudity and a little more violence, oh well, it's still a decent enough tale.

Availability:  On DVD

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