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Two traveling companions George (Ray Lovelock of Autopsy) and Edna (Christine Galbo of The Killer Must Kill Again) come across a small town infested with the "living dead"that are satisfying their cannibalistic hunger on anyone they come across. Discovering that an agricultural machine using radiation waves is at the root of all the havoc George and Edna fight for survival and their innocence as they are pursued by a relentless detective (Arthur Kennedy of The Antichrist and Fantastic Voyage) who is convinced they are responsible for the ghoulish acts of violence plaguing the countryside. All this leads to a gruesome showdown at the Manchester Morgue - an ending that knots a horrifying twist in the lives of all involved!. Also know as The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue and Don't Open The Window this carefully constructed and beautifully photographed tale of the undead roaming the English countryside comes from acclaimed Spanish Director Jorge Grau. Format: DVD MOVIE. Genre: HORROR. Rating: NR. Age: 827058109697. UPC: 827058109697. Manufacturer No: 1096
The set pieces and zombie scenes are truly disturbing and in some cases terrifying. The cemetery scene and the hospital scene in act 3 are superlative and in some ways they surpass the action in Night of the Living Dead. The Zombie movement and noises are disturbing in the extreme and the gore is certainly effective. I would go as far as to say that the direction of the zombie scenes is some of the best horror film direction I have seen...Well despite my reservations this film will stay in my collection. All horror fans that aren't put off by low budget and dubbing should give this a try (especially if you like Romero's "Dead" films). This release from Anchor Bay UK is solid without being remarkable. The picture and sound are probably as good as they could be (with a couple of provisos) and the limited extras are welcome even if they don't set the world alight. All in all this is a good solid purchase for the horror/zombie fans out there.
Also known under titles such as Don't Open the Window and The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue, this one is now and forever known (thanks to Anchor Bay) as Let Sleeping Corpses Lie. And while it would be easy to dismiss it as yet another of the countless Italian zombie flicks, this was one of the first. Made a few years after George Romero's often-imitated classic Night of the Living Dead, this one is clearly a rip-off. But it's a rip-off presented with its own sense of style and pacing, and stands head and shoulders above lesser (and considerably gorier) zombie epics...The main standout is good old Arthur Kennedy. As the Nazi-esque police inspector, he gets to spout the most evil lines and commit the nastiest deeds. It looks like Art's enjoying himself. Unfortunately, though, this movie features almost no zombie activity for its first 60 minutes. But once the zombies get rolling, you're in for a treat.
Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
Director Jorge Grau has an incredible eye and creates a lavish horror spectacle.
Almar Haflidason, BBC Film Review
...a particularly creepy little shocker beneath the controversy.