The Embalmer

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Embalmer (Il mostro di Venezia) (1965, Italy) is a Horror film directed by Dino Tavella.


Main Details

  • Released on November 8, 1965 (Italy)
  • B&W
  • Running time: 83 minutes (USA) | 50 minutes (UK)
  • Production Co.: Gondola Film
  • Distribution Co.: Cosmopolis Films (1965) (Belgium) (theatrical) | Europix Consolidated Corp. (1966) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | D.U.K. Films (1967) (UK) (theatrical) | Geneni Film Distributors (1972) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) (dubbed) | Marvin Films (1972) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) (USA: East Coast) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Dino Tavella
  • Written by Paolo Lombardo, Gian Battista Mussetto, Dino Tavella and Antonio Walter (screenplay), from a story by Dino Tavella, from an idea by Antonio Walter
  • Starring: Maureen Brown, Luigi Martocci, Alcide Gazzotto

Plot Summary

  • A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."


  • This is Terror!!!
  • Beauty after beauty dragged to a sunken crypt...petrified play-captives of...
  • Fiendish and petrifying
  • A demented soul!
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