Il medaglione insanguinato (Perche?!) (1974)

Italy,
90m
35mm film, Eastman color, “colour by Telecolor”, 1.85:1
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Massimo Dallamano.

Plot Summary

A young girl is possessed by the ghost of a murderous dead child when she puts on a medallion given to her by her father.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Massimo Dallamano
© [not credited on screen]
Fulvio Lucisano presents
Produced by: Fulvio Lucisano and William Reich
Story and Screenplay by: Franco Marotta, Massimo Dallamano, Laura Toscano
Director of Photography: Franco Dellicolli
Editor: Antonio Siciliano
Music by: Stelvio Cipriani
Sound: Luciano Wellish
Costumes: Liliana Galli
Make-up: Dante Trani
Hair Stylist: Rosa Luciani
Art Director: Luciano Puccini

Cast
Richard Johnson
Joanna Cassidy
Evelyne Stewart
Nicoletta Elmi (Emily)
Edmund Purdom
Riccardo Garrone
Dana Ghia
Eleonora Morana
Lila Kedrova

Alternative Titles

The Cursed Medallion – UK, USA
Emilie, l'enfant des ténèbres – France
El medallón ensangrentado – Spain
Perché?!
Possédée – France (video)
The Night Child – USA
Together Forever – USA

References

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.294
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.320-21, 322
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.192