City Of The Living Dead

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running Time: 93 min | Australia:90 min (cut)
  • Directed by Lucio Fulci
  • Written by Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti
  • Starring Catriona MacColl, Christopher George, Carlo De Mejo
  • Produced by Lucio Fulci, Giovanni Masini, Robert E. Warner
  • Original Music by Fabio Frizzi
  • Cinematography by Sergio Salvati
  • Film Editing by Vincenzo Tomassi

Plot Summary

  • A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

Also Known As

  • Gates Of Hell (USA)
  • Frayeurs (Canada/France - French title)
  • Fear in the City of the Living Dead (Italy - literal English title)
  • Jigoku no kado (Japan - video title)
  • Eine Leiche hängt am Glockenseil (Germany - video title)
  • Miedo en la ciudad de los muertos vivientos (Spain)
  • Pater Thomas (Europe - bootleg title)
  • Pavor na Cidade dos Zumbis (Brazil)
  • Las Puertas del infierno (Argentina)
  • Staden med levande döda (Sweden)
  • Die Stadt der lebenden Toten (Germany - bootleg title)
  • Ein Toter hing am Glockenseil (Germany - censored version)
  • Ein Zombie hing am Glockenseil (Germany)


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