The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964)

The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964)

The Curse of the Living Corpse





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Future Jaws star Roy Scheider makes his big screen debut in this forgotten frightener about a deceased New England millionaire who returns from beyond the grave to torment his greedy heirs. Rufus Sinclair suffers from seizures that make it appear as if he has died, and as a result he is terrified that he will one day be buried alive. When Rufus does eventually pass away, his family gathers at the Sinclair estate for the reading of the will. Within that document dwells an ominous clause stating that should his relatives fail to follow his strict demands precisely as stated, Rufus will return from the dead to murder them in the manner which they fear most. Later, when his relatives casually brush off the macabre warning, Rufus returns to prove that he is indeed a man of his word. In addition to serving as Scheider's first feature film venture, Curse of the Living Corpse also marks the only documented film appearance of actress Candice Hilligoss with exception to her starring role in the atmospheric cult classic Carnival of Souls.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Del Tenney
In Theaters:
Prism Entertainment


Helen Waren
as Abigail Sinclair
Robert Milli
as Bruce Sinclair
Roy Scheider
as Philip Sinclair
Margot Hartman
as Vivian Sinclair
Hugh Franklin
as James Benson
Candace Hilligoss
as Deborah Benson
Dino Narizzano
as Robert Harrington
Linda Donovan
as Letty Crews
J. Frank Lucas
as Seth Lucas
Paul Haney
as Constable Barnes
George Cotton
as Constable Winters
William Blood
as Minister
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Critic Reviews for The Curse of the Living Corpse

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

If you love bad films, this one is irresistible.

Full Review… | October 11, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The Curse of the Living Corpse


Surprisingly watchable little Gothic potboiler, back with the cheesy Horror Of Party Beach, I had very low expectations, so I was pretty impressed by this one showing even a modicum of proficiency.

Worth a look and definitely the better of the two films on this particular disc.

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