Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 75 â€“ Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)Directed by Jorge Grau and written by Sandro Continenza and Marcello Coscia, Let the Sleeping Corpses Lie pairs Edna Simmonds (Cristina GalbÃ³) and George Meaning (Ray Lovelock) as two â€œaccidentalâ€ companions traveling the English countryside during an ultrasonically created zombie apocalypse. Despite the SF-based zombie justification, a little schmear of blood on the eyelids of a fresh corpse inexplicably seems to Â be a catalyst for the transformation of the corpse to the living dead. A throwback police inspector (Arthur Kennedy) decides our two protagonists are drug-crazed, hippie satanists who are the cause of all the local mayhem and sets out to prove it. Donâ€™t be surprised if the plot sounds familiar even though you donâ€™t recognize the title. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie is a film that never saw a title it didnâ€™t like. Depending on when and where it was released, it was also known as The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue, aka Donâ€™t Open the Window, aka Breakfast at the Manchester Morgue, aka Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead, aka Zombi 3, aka No profanar el sueÃ±o de los muertos, aka Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti, aka â€¦ well, you get the idea. Bill Mulligan and Chad Hunt put Let Sleeping Corpses Lie in their lists of top 10 zombie films. As a first time viewer, Jeff Mohr found the mausoleum scene to be particularly horrifying while Doc Rotten points out the finale as the hospital is another key scene. Suffice it to say, the entire Grue Crew see Let Sleeping Corpses Lie as a very influential film and heartily recommend it. If you havenâ€™t seen it, what are you waiting for? We want to hear from you â€“ the coolest, grooviest fans: Â leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at email@example.com.
“Oh yes… they float, Georgie. They float.Â And when you’re down here with me… YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!” Pennywise (Tim Curry) – also known as It -Â sums up his MO as he kills young Georgie. This interdimensional being is out to prey on the local children of Derry, Maine. So naturally, the only people to stopÂ ItÂ are a […]
ï»¿ “A woman died, Tommy.” – Dennis Quaid scolds David Patrick Kelly midway through Dreamscape (1984) who replies with dry wit, “Everybody dies…” Dude, that’s cold. The Grue-Crew dive into one of three films in just over a year to explore the horrors surrounding entering peoples dreams…and nightmares.Â Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten […]
The Grue-Crew settle down to tackle the latest film from director Sean Byrne titled The Devil’s Candy. The film universally surprised the crew with its heavy metal sensibilitiesÂ and strong family core brilliantly blended with a horrific tale of madness, murder, and possession. Featuring Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco, and Pruitt Taylor Vince, The Devil’s […]