Le porte del silenzio (1991)

35mm film, Kodacolor

An Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci.

Plot Summary

Businessman Melvin Dovereaux is on his way home when he gets caught in a traffic jam caused by a funeral procession. A mysterious woman in another car calls his name and suggests that they meet and, intrigued, he sets off to find her. But Dovereaux is soon being menaced by a hearse with a wreath inside bearing his name…


* = uncredited

Directed by: Lucio Fulci
© 1991 Filmirage Srl
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Producer: Joe D'Amato *
Production Manager USA: John Gelardi
Production Supervisor: Vincenzo Gallo
Script and Story: Lucio Fulci
Assistant Director: Camilla Fulci
Script Supervisor: Dawn Dreiling
Director of Photography: Giancarlo Ferrando
Camera Operator: Daniele Massaccesi
1st Assistant Camera: Alessandro Capuccio
2nd Assistant Camera: Peter Manno
Gaffer: Armando Moreschini
Electricians: Jack Martin, Gene Baron
Key Grip: Matteo Giordano
Grips: Russ Zinneman, Carlos Romero
Equipment: Rodolfo Ruzza
Stills Photographer: Martha Barbosa
Editor: Rosanna Landi
Assistant Editor: Emanuela Fabrizi, Chris Eber
Negative Cutter: Tosca Spadaccioli
Processing and Prints: Telecolor Spa
Music Composed, Arranged and Directed by: Franco Piana
Original Music Performed by: Franco Piana Big Band and Piana-Valdambrini Sextet
Music Recordiding Studio: Forum Studio (Roma)
Soundtrack Released by: Beat Records
Music Publishers: Idra Music Srl (S.I.A.E.), Beat Records (S.I.A.E.) – Pa.Gi. (S.I.A.E.)
Sound: Piero Parisi
Boom Operator: Giorgio Bertuccelli
Synchronisation: Cinecitta'
Sound Effects by: Croma Film International Snc, by Bruno Verrazzo
Costume Designer: Laurette M. Gemser
Dressmaker: Julie Winn
Make-up Artist: Pietro Tenoglio
Hairdresser: Joan Ozment
Titles and Opticals: Studio Mafera
Art Director: Massimo Lentini
Administrator/Cashier: Otello Tomassini
Cashier: Marisa Bornassola
Production Secretary: Paola Bianchini
Transportation Co-ordinator: Rose Scalisi
Drivers: Kelvin Grant, Julian Gardner
Catering by: Benedict's Restaurant
Thanks to: The Louisiana Film Commission; the Madisonville Police (LA)
Locations: Louisiana, USA
Location Manager: Richard Castelman
Casting: Diana Thomas

John Savage (Melvin Devereux)
Sandi Schultz (the dead woman)
Richard Castleman (hearse driver)
Jennifer Loeb (Margie)
Elizabeth Chugden (Melvin's wife Sylvia])
Joe ‘Cool' Davis (minister)
Bob Shreves (judge)
Mary Coulson (Aunt Martha)
Fred Lewis (bartender)
Maureen Rocquin (juke box girl)
Duncan Boyer (Cajun hunter)

Alternative Titles

Door into Silence
Door to Silence
The Doors to Silence



  • Foreign Sales, Italian Movie Trade vol.16 no.6/7 (June 1991) p.13 (Italy) – credits