Contronatura (The Innaturals) (1969)

Italy, West Germany, 1969
35mm film, Cromoscope, colour, 2.35:1
mono (Westrex Recording System)

An Italian/West German horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti using his usual pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Anthony M. Dawson [real name: Antonio Margheriti]
© [not given on screen]
A Super International Pictures, Edo Cinematografica-Roma, CCC Film-Berlin co-production
Producers: Artur Brauner *, Franco Ciferri *, Antonio Margheriti *
Production Manager: Nino Masini
Production Supervisor: Franco Ciferri
Screenplay and Story: Antonio Margheriti
Assistant Director: Roberto Colangeli
Dialogue Director: Paul Costello
Continuity: Eva Koltay
Director of Photography: Riccardo Pallottini
Camera Operator: Sergio Martinelli
Edited by: Otello Colangeli
Assistant to the Editor: Dante Amatucci
In Cromoscope by Tecnostampa
Music by: Carlo Savina, directed by the composer
Publishers: CAM
Sound: Giovanni Laureano
Sound Re-recording: Cinemotaggio
Sound Technicians: Sandro Occhetti, Fausto Achilli, Albes Desnovas
Costume Designer: Mario Gissi
Costumes: S.A.F.A.S.
Make-up: Franco di Girolami
Hairstylist: Maria Grazia Nardi
Art Director: Fabrizio Frisardi
This film was made at Tirrenia Studios, Tirrenia
The production would like to thank for their cooperation the Riding Club Pisano Lovornese of Tirrenia and the section hunters of Pisa.

Joachim Fuchsberger (Ben Taylor)
Dominique Boschero (Margarete)
Marianne Koch (Mrs Vivian Taylor)
Alan Collins (Uriat)
Giuliano Raffaelli (Archibald Barrett)
Marianne Leibl (Uriat’s mother)
Helga Anders (Elisabeth)
Marco Morelli (Richard Wright)
Claudio Camaso (Alfred)
Gudrun Schmidt *

Alternative Titles

Contranatura – Spain
The Innaturals
Schreie in der Nacht
Screams in the Night



  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.203
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.189-90, 251, 271, 275
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.497
  • Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969 by Roberto Curti pp.194-200
  • Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers by Lawrence McCallum pp.213-215 – credits, review