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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
a film that define follower of the social message of Romero is little,
there is a lot of will, little money but, unfortunately, no one really
believes in it. There is the versatile Catalan director Jorge Grau that
leaves to a cast with Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy and Cristina
Galbò the more attractive names.
The premises, it can be said, that they are not the best but with a big
surprise comes an interesting film, well directed and well develop with
a very original theme for the times: the progress and the desire of the
human to subvert the natural order. An argument developed in parallel
with the classic generational clash.
Themes well-developed with no useful rhetoric at the service of a
horror that optimally exploits the British landscapes. Grau is skilled
in underline darkness and negativity of the places, in which the main
players are moving well, creating interesting characters. A surprise
ending then closes what is a fine example of genre films, ignored in a
total way in Italy and appreciated abroad, before the more classic
Shot at Cinecittà in Madrid and in England, the film sometimes
slips on narrative shortcuts that make it easier the course of events.
The zombies aren’t a masterpiece but they are functional to the
story, thanks to the skill of Giannetto De Rossi.
A streaker who ran naked through the traffic opens the film (a scene
not original but purchased for the occasion) making us already
understand the clash between young and conservative. Then it's up to
the beauty of the genre cinema, Ray Lovelock. Bearded and wing long
hairs Lovelock is George, a boy who runs on his motorcycle for met a
few friends. At a gas station Edna (Cristina Galbò) collides
with his car damaging the motorcycle. The two leave together in the
car, making a small detour at the house of the sister of Edna.
The place is lost in the rainy English countryside and strange
creatures wander around the place killing the husband of Edna. The
police led by a hyper conservative commissioner, played by Arthur
Kennedy, investigate the incident accusing the three young. They try in
every way to route the police towards these murderers’ monsters.
Zombie generated by ultrasound of an agricultural machine that
eliminates the parasites.
The stupidity of those who want to preserve the status quo and who is
ready to sacrifice everything in the name of progress does increase the
problem, which culminates in the small hospital of the town with a
scene reminiscent the work of Romero.
A nice horror chapter massacred by an endless series of versions of
titles that often exclude the most splatter scenes (like cannibalism at
the cemetery or the nurse slaughter) but the research of uncut version
is then rewarded by the view of this little gem.