…Hanno cambiato faccia (1971)

97m, 8547 feet/2605 metres
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Corrado Farina.

Plot Summary

An allegory on . The director of a car company invites one of his employees to his country villa to tell him of his promotion. But the old man is not what he seems to be…


Director: Corrado Farina
© [not given on screen]
A Filmsettanta s.r.l. Rome production
Producer: Carlo Chamblant
Production Managers: Massimo Alberini, Guido Mattei
Screenplay: Giulio Berruti, Corrado Farina
Story: Corrado Farina
Assistant Director: Giulio Berruti
Director of Photography: Aiace Parolin
Camera Operator: Maurizio Gennaro
Assistant Camera: Franco Boursier
Stills Photography: Antonio Casolini
Editor: Giulio Berruti
Assistant Editor: Massimo Latini, Edda Pascale
Colour by: Telecolor
Music: Amedeo Tommasi
Sound: Alessandro Di Carlo
Dubbing: Fono Roma with the collaboration of C.V.D., Rome
Costumes: Mimmo Scavia
Miss Hooper's Clothing Supplied by: Durando of Turin
Seamstress: Enrica Bronzi
Make-up: Manlio Rocchetti
Art Director: Mimmo Scavia
Furnishings: Edobra, Turin
Animals Supplied by: Giardino Zoologico di Torina
Studio: De Paolis, Rome

Adolfo Celi
Geraldine Hooper
Giuliano Disperati
Francesca Modigliani
Rosalba Bongiovanni
Pio Buscaglione
Salvatore Cantagalli
Giulio Flores Perasso
Mariella Furgiuele
Luigi Garetto
Guglielmo Motasso
Wladimiro Nemo
Maria Randisi Salice
Lorenzo Rapazzini
Claudio Trionfi
Corrado Farina [man LSD – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

A Change of Face – alternative title
They Have Changed Their Face – English language title
They've Changed Faces – English language title
I vampiri … hanno cambiato faccia – alternative title
Wettlauf Gegen Den Tod – Germany
Zmiana oblicza – Poland

See also
Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)


Variety 1 September 1971 p.22
The idea is not too bad for this Italian-made entry but it finally becomes a little thin for a full film. Taking famed German filmmaker F.W. Murnau's silent classic “Nosferatu, the Vampire“, based on the Bram Stoker book ““, this pic has been updated with replaced by those who direct and control the so-called “consumer society.” It might have been something for buffs or horror pic fans, but the film lacks the feel for its genre and exploits it rather than pays homage to it. […] There is some good atmosphere at the beginning, but using a myth finally defeats the idea. – from a review by Mosk



  • Cineforum no.118 (October/December 1972) pp.66-73 (Italy) – article
  • Cinema Nuovo vol.25 no.217 (May/June 1972) pp.216-218 (Italy) – article
  • Shock Cinema no.17 (2000) p.13 – review (by Steven Puchalski)
  • Variety 1 September 1971 p.22 – credits, review (by Mosk)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.235
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.223, 278
  • Video Dungeon: The Collected Reviews by Kim Newman pp.192-193 – review