Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Open Tomb... An Empty Coffin (1972)

An Open Tomb... An Empty Coffin (1972)

A black-gloved, razor-wielding killer slashes the throats of people in an eerie mansion. It all has to do with the tragic death of a woman. She was the wife of the main male character. Oliver is convinced that he accidentally caused her lethal fall in their villa while he was drunk. He finds a new wife, but he's incapable of coping with his first wife's death. Moreover the maid and his sister don't seem to accept the new woman in the household. After some time suddenly bodies are piling up slashed by black-gloved killer...

Also Known As


  • Il cadavere di Helen non mi dava pace (Italy) (alternate title)
  • La noche de una muerta que vivió (Spain)
  • Las noches del escorpión (Spain)
  • Una tomba aperta... una bara vuota (Italy)

Main Details


  • Released in 1972
  • Color
  • Runtime: 80 min | Italy: 87 min
  • Aspect Ratio: (2.35 : 1)
  • Rated:
  • Production Co.: Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas | International Apollo Films
  • Distribution Co.: Bengala Film (Spain)

Cast and Crew


  • Directed by Alfonso Balcázar (as Al Bagran)
  • Written by Alfonso Balcázar, José Ramón Larraz, and Giovanni Simonelli
  • Starring: José Antonio Amor, Gioia Desideri, Osvaldo Genazzani, Carlo Gentili, Teresa Gimpera, Daniela Giordano, Alicia Tomás, and Nuria Torray
  • Produced by Antonio Liza
  • Original Music by Piero Piccioni
  • Cinematography by Jaime Deu Casas
  • Film Editing by Teresa Alcocer

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