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Riccardo Freda (1909 - 1999)

Related: 1909 - Italian horror - Italian cinema - director

Titles: I Vampiri (1957) - Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda


Riccardo Freda (24 February 1909 - 20 December 1999) was an Egyptian-born Italian film director. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Freda [Aug 2005]

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) - Riccardo Freda

Barbara Steele in The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) - Riccardo Freda
image sourced here. [Aug 2005]

The outrageous central concern of The Horrible Dr. Hichcock has never been considered appropriate material for any film openly advertised and exhibited to the public, horror or otherwise. That a film about the frustrated passions of a necrophiliac could even be released in 1962 is a censorial mystery in its own right--or, perhaps a clear testament to the way horror films were officially ignored on every cultural level back then1. Did censors perhaps not know what was going on? Did they bother to even watch the film? --Glenn Erickson via http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue05/infocus/hichcock.htm [Aug 2005]

L'Orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (The Horrible Dr. Hichcock) (or, literally translated, The Horrible Secret of Dr. Hichcock) is a 1962 Italian horror film directed by Riccardo Freda and written by Ernesto Gastaldi , starring Barbara Steele and Robert Flemyng.

The story is set in 1885 and concerns a Dr. Hichcock, a necrophiliac whose horrible secret of the title involves drugging his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. Several years later he remarries, with the intention of using the blood of his new bride (Steele) to bring his first wife's rotting corpse back to life. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Horrible_Dr._Hichcock [Jul 2006]

see also: 1962 - Barbara Steele - Riccardo Freda - Italian cinema

A Doppia Faccia (1969) - Riccardo Freda

Screenshot from A Doppia Faccia (1969) - Riccardo Freda
image sourced here. [Aug 2005]

Surprise! Surprise! There are not many movies where Klaus Kinski doesnīt play a bad guy. This is one of them. And itīs rather twisted. Heīs a prime crime suspect, and we follow him solving the case right to a surprise ending. Itīs a German Edgar Wallace adaption directed by classic Italian director Riccardo Freda and , yes, itīs a typical Giallo. So I guess all the fans of those "normal" German Edgar-Wallace-Movies didnīt like it very much. Itīs only for fans of the director and, of course, the brilliant, astonishing, unforgettable Klaus Kinski. --matalo from Mannheim, Germany via http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0063979/#comment [Aug 2005]

see also: 1969 - Riccardo Freda - Edgar Wallace - Klaus Kinski

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