Las trompetas del apocalipsis (1969)

Spain, Italy, 1969
91m
35mm film, colour, 2.35:1
mono, Spanish

A Spanish/Italian horror film directed by Julio Buchs.

Plot Summary

When Katharine Milford jumps to her death, her brother Richard investigates a discovers that someone in the London hippie scene is using a mix of drugs and psychedelic music to drive people to kill themselves.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Julio Buchs
C.C. Trebol Films Madrid, Empire Films Rome
Executive Producer: Edmondo Amati
Screenplay and Dialogue: Federico De Urrutia, Sandro Continenza, Julio Buchs
Story: Federico De Urrutia, Julio Buchs
Director of Photography: Manuel Rojas
Editors: Anthony Rambledon, Vincent Thomas [real name: Vincenzo Tomassi]
Music Composed and Directed by: Gianni Ferrio
Wardrobe: Roman Calatayud
Make-up and Hair: Paloma Fernandez
Special Effects: Pablo Perez
Set Designer: George Postiglione [real name: Giorgio Postiglione]

Cast
Brett Halsey (Richard Milford
Marilu Tolo (Helen Becker)
Romina Power (Fanny)
Fabrizio Moroni (Harry
Alberto Dalbes (Albert Stone)
Manuel de Blas
Oscar Pellicier
Gerard Tichy (inspector)
Miguel de la Riva (Loco)
Xavier Lapuente
Paco Sanz
Lili Murat (Professor Stone’s widow)

Alternative Titles

Again – UK
Oi amartoloi tou Soho – Greece
I caldi amori di una minorenne – Italy
Les chaudes amours d’unemeure – Canada (French)
Murder by Music – USA
Ölüm çigligi – Turkey
Perversion Story – alternative title
Perverzna prica – Yugoslavia (Croatian)
Trumpet of the Apocalypse
– USA (video)

References

Periodicals

  • Bianco e Nero vol.30 no.11/12 (November/December 1969) p.81 – credits
  • Cinema d’Oggi 10 November 1969 p.11 – review
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.7 – credits
  • Kine Weekly no.3301 (16 January 1971) p.11 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.38 no.446 (March 1971) p.45 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Today’s Cinema no.9874 (22 January 1971) p.9 – credits, review

Books

  • Film Review 1971-72 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.215
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.18 – credits