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on August 13, 2003
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave is a fairly standard Euro cult movie. Not quite a giallo but has the same style as one. The story opens with the main character, a wealthy aristocrat from a priveralged background, escaping a mental asylum then later picking up red haired woman before taking them home to his mansion/castle then whipping and finally murdering them. These scenes of course have the required nudity and have a cool if not well placed soundtrack (I am certain that one of the songs is the main theme to another film, Eugenie De Sade). We learn of course that the mans actions stem from the lost love of a woman with red hair.
After he marries a woman he meets at a party, a super natural element comes into the film as he is haughnted by the ghost of his lost love, on top oif that his new bride may be up have a sinister scheme. I won't give the story away but by the end there are many twists and turns.
While not the high art of films such as Deep Red this is still a fun Euro cult film, if you're not already a fan of these types of films you might want to remove a star from my rating however.