Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)

USA, 1958
35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Edward L. Cahn. Production began on 24 March 1958.

Plot Summary

In an excavation at Pompeii a petrified body is found with a bronze medallion bearing an Etruscan inscription. Soon the body is revived and on the rampage.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Vogue Pictures
Executive Producer: Edward Small *
Produced by: Robert E. Kent
Written by: Jerome Bixby
Director of Photography: Kenneth Peach
Editor: Grant Whytock
Music by: Gerald Fried
Sound: Frank Webster Sr
Make-up: Layne Britton
Hair Stylist: Kaye Shea
Special Effects: Ira Anderson
Creature Created by: Charles Gemorra
Art Director: William Glasgow

Richard Anderson (Dr Paul Mallon)
Elaine Edwards (Tina Enright)
Adele Mara (Maria Fiorillo)
Luis Van Rooten (Dr Carlo Fiorillo)
Gar Moore (Dr Enricco Ricci)
Felix Locher (Dr Emanuel)
Jan Arvan (Police Inspector Renaldi)
Bob Bryant (Quintillus Aurelius)
Morris Ankrum [narrator] *

Alternative Titles

A Maldição do Homem Sem Cara – Brazil



  • The Film Daily vol.114 no.32 (14 August 1958) p.7
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.149 no.15 (28 March 1958) p.38
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.151 no.4 (4 August 1958) p.4
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.25 no.298 (November 1958) p.142
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.212 no.9 30 (August 1958) p.960
  • Variety 20 August 1958
  • Video Watchdog no.183 (May/June 2016) pp.6-7 – illustrated review (by Tim Lucas)


  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.204 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.83 – credits
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.76-77 – illustrated review (by Kevin Nickelson)