Then Is Now Podcast – Ep. 70 – 13 Days of Hallowtober 2021 – The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)

My co-host on this episode, Rod Barnett, had previously joined me on episode 52, in which we discussed the Polizziotechi film, Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man. He is not only the host of the Naschycast, The Bloody Pit, and Wild, Wild Podcast, but also a master DVD and Blu-Ray commentator! Today we dive into the 1974 film, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, also known as Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Don’t Open the Window and a slew of other titles!

Italian heartthrob, Ray Lovelock, stars as George, an antiques dealer in Manchester England who ends up going with a girl named Edna to her sister’s house after she runs over his motorcycle with her car. The two get lost and end up embroiled in a terrifying scenario of the dead coming back to life, presumably because of a machine designed to eliminate insects! This classic, hidden gem is starting to become more well known, and owes a lot to George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead!

Check out the newspaper ads we found for this movie! Most are under the title, “Don’t Open the Window”.

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Here it’s called “Breakfast at the Manchester Morgue” from the Lowell Sun November 22, 1975.
From the Steubenville Herald Star May 17, 1976.
From the Saint Charles Journal September 02, 1976.
From the (Oddly enough) Manchester Journal Inquirer June15, 1976.
Another one from the Manchester Journal Inquirer June 09, 1976.

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