Movie Review The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave

Photo taken by me – Bourbon Label of the Festival Of Fantastic Films Festival 2015
Preston, England
November 6, 2015 5:48am CST
Spoiler alerts 1971. Despite its title this is not a ghost story. It is wretched Italian Giallo crime drama movie, (the Italian title being La notte che Evelyn usca dalla tomba) with a cast of the least likable characters ever to grace the screen. When the hero is a serial killing rapist, there is no one to really feel a desire to root for. We see the protagonist from the start, seducing a girl in a bar, driving her to his stately home castle, and sadistically beating her in his dungeons before her strangles her to death. Later we find out that he is traumatized by his wife (Evelyn) having committed suicide years before. His murder victims are girls who look a bit like her. Laughably, the movie pretends to be set in England. Released from an asylum, the hero is advised to marry a woman who resembles his wife as much as possible, so he does, only to then start seeing the spirit of his wife running round naked in the castle gardens. His visiting relatives begin to die in bizarre ways. There is a particularly notorious scene in which one unconscious victim is shoved into a cage full of half-starved foxes who eat her. The killer-hero realizes that the hauntings are being faked to drive him further out of his mind than he already is. His new wife and psychiatrist want his fortune, so he and the police go after them, leading to a fight by a large pond in which the new villain of the story has filled with powdered sulphuric acid, though surely so much water would dilute it to nothing. The hero survives to presumably continue murdering red-haired women all he wants. A tacky, nonsensical and repulsive movie on just about every level. Arthur Chappell
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@LadyDuck (152243)
• Switzerland
6 Nov 15
This sounds like a B minus minus movie. I will not lose time watching it.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Nov 15
It sounds ghastly. LOL.
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@Micmac (8058)
7 Nov 15
Sounds like a bomb film. I've enjoyed watching Giallo movies Phenomena and Susperia.
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• Preston, England
7 Nov 15
yes there are many good ones, especially the Dario Argento movies
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Nov 15
have to admit, from the ones you have talked about this one sounds pretty horrible, lol
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@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Nov 15
That doesn't sound like a very good movie at all. Thanks for the review.
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