La notte che Evelyn uscì dalla tomba (1971)

Italy, 1971
35mm film, Technicolor, 2.35:1
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Emilio P. Miraglia.

Plot Summary

A wealthy and mentally unstable man is obsessed with his late wife Evelyn and tortures women in violent sado-masochistic games. He eventually decides to marry Gladys, but she’s only after his fortune and will stop at nothing to get it.


Directed by: Emilio P. Miraglia
A Phoenix Cinematografica Roma production
Producer: Antonio Sarno
Screenplay by: Fabio Pittorru, Massimo Felisatti, Emilio P. Miraglia
Story by: Fabio Pittorru, Massimo Felisatti
Director of Photography: Gastone Di Giovanni
Edited by: Romeo Ciatti
Original Music by: Bruno Nicolai
Sound: Fiorenzo Magli
Costume Designer: Lorenzo Baraldi
Make-up Artist: Marcello Diu Paolo
Hairdresser: Giuseppina Bovino
Art Director: Lorenzo Baraldi

Anthony Steffen (Lord Alan Cunningham)
Marina Malfatti (Gladys)
Rod Murdock (George)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart
Umberto Raho
Roberto Maldera
Joan C. Davies
Erika Blanc (Susan)
Ettore Bevilacqua
Montinaro Brizio
M. Teresa Toffano
Paola Natale

Alternative Titles

L’appel de la chair – France
La crypte du fou – France (video)
Die Grotte der vergessenen Leichen – Austria, West Germany
Holocauste pour une vierge – France (video)
Kataigida stin epavli ton orgion – Greece
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave – English language title
The Night She Arose from the Tomb – English language title
The Night That Evelyn Left the Tomb – English language title
Noc, kiedy Evelyn wyszła z grobu – Poland
La noche que Evelyn salió de la tumba – Spain
Regressada da Tumba – Portugal
Stumme Schreie – West German (video)
Tin nyhta pou i Evelyn vgike ap’ ton tafo tis – Greece (re-release)
Yılanların gecesi – Turkey
Ночью Эвелин вышла из могилы – Russia

Extracts included in

Doses of Horror (2018)
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996)
Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell (2012)
Profondo Delle Tenebre: Memento Mori (2015)
Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama (2016)

See also
Remembering Evelyn (2016)



  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig p.270
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.239 – credits, review
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.231
  • Fright Night on Channel 9 by James Arena p.138
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.277-278 – credits
  • Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Fare of the 1960s & 1970s Volume One by Scott Stine pp.46-49 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Zombie by Allan Bryce (ed) pp.88-107 – illustrated article (The gross-out factor by Adrian Luther-Smith)