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Director  Massimo Pupillo
Music director  Aldo Piga
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Horror
Running time  1h 30m
Country  Italy United States
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Release date  June 23, 1965 (1965-06-23) (Italy) May 16, 1967 (1967-05-16) (United States)
Writer  Ruth Carter (adaptation), Cesare Mancini (adaptation), Romano Migliorini (screenplay), Romano Migliorini (story), Roberto Natale (screenplay), Roberto Natale (story), Edgar Allan Poe (story)
Cast  Barbara Steele (Cleo Hauff), Mirella Maravidi (Corinne Hauff), Walter Brandi (Albert Kovac), Alfredo Rizzo (Dr. Nemek), Riccardo Garrone (Joseph Morgan), Luciano Pigozzi (Kurt, the servant)
Screenplay  Roberto Natale, Romano Migliorini, Cesare Mancini, Ruth Carter
Similar movies  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 28 Weeks Later, Infini, The Masque of the Red Death, Resident Evil: Retribution, Vampire Circus
Tagline  They rise from dank coffins in the dead of night, murdering their victims in an orgy of slaughter!

Terror-Creatures from the Grave (Italian: 5 tombe per un medium) is a 1965 Italian-American horror film.


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An attorney arrives at a castle to settle the estate of its recently deceased owner. The owner's widow and daughter claim that the late lord could summon the souls of ancient plague victims, and that his spirit roams the castle. Soon occupants of the castle begin to die in gruesome, violent ways.


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  • Walter Brandi as Albert Kovac
  • Mirella Maravidi as Corinne Hauff
  • Barbara Steele as Cleo Hauff
  • Alfredo Rizzo as Dr. Nemek
  • Riccardo Garrone as Joseph Morgan
  • Luciano Pigozzi as Kurt, the servant
  • Tilde Till as Louise, the maid
  • Ennio Balbo as Oskar Stinner
  • Steve Robinson
  • RenĂ© Wolf
  • Production

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    Before 2015, Ralph Zucker was credited as an alias of Massimo Pupillo have been credited as being the same person, because it was typical for Italian filmmakers to credit themselves under Anglicized names. Producer Ralph Zucker was an American child actor in the early 1950s. In 1958, Zucker moved to Italy to work as an editor and producer. In an issue of Video Watchdog in 1991, Alan Upchurch credited the direction of the film solely to Zucker based on an interview with Walter Bigari, who claimed that Zucker shot the film. A few years later, Lucas Balbo interviewed Pupillo who said he let Zucker be credited as the director as he "didn't care about the film", and that he did not want his name on both this film and Bloody Pit of Horror. Screenwriter Roberto Natale also confirmed Pupillo as the director.

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    Pupillo stated that he did not get along with actress Barbara Steele on set describing her attitude as "really disgusting". On the fourth day of shooting, Pupillo said he faced her in front of the whole crew and that the two got along after this encounter.

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    Zucker did direct a few extra scenes that were in the American cut of the film. These included the prologue scenes and the suicide of the wheelchair-bound character Stinel (Ennio Balbo). Other scenes included in the American cut involved a scene of a horse kicking a man to death.


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    Terror-Creatures from the Grave was released in Italy on June 23, 1965, where it was distributed by Selecta. It grossed a total of 89 million Italian lire. The film was released on May 16, 1967 in the United States where it was distributed by Pacemaker Pictures. On the films release abroad, Roberto Curti, author of Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969, stated that Terror-Creatures from the Grave was "perhaps one of the most popular Italian horror films of the decade abroad."

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    Several home video releases of the film take many different pieces of the film. The DVD from Something Weird Video has a running time of 77 minutes and 30 seconds, and includes a nude scene with Mirella Maravidi. This scene is not included in Sinister Cinema's video release, which is four minutes longer due to an extra dialogue scene. Severin Films has announced a planned blu-ray disc release of the film.


    In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin was disappointed that the "creatures" of the film's title are "confined to the occasional intrusion of a plague-ridden hand or arm", and that the film was "a rather routine and stilted exercise in horror."


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