Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) (Don't Open the Window)
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Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) (Don't Open the Window)
When state officials test out a new experimental pest-control device that uses subsonic waves to kill insects, it produces an unwelcome but interesting side-effect: the noise is enough to wake the dead -- literally -- and the corpses of the recently deceased begin to rise from their dirt-naps with ravenous appetites for warm human flesh. Since the predicted zombie jubilee starts off with more than a whimper than a bang (actually it's more of a wheeze, since these are particularly asthmatic undead), viewers are left with a rather mundane police drama as clueless detectives try to pin the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Scenic settings, guts, and a residual contact high from the counterculture movement converge in one of the zombie genre's most unique and enjoyable entries."
‑ Brian Juergens,
"Doom hangs over the thing like a pall."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Artfully builds its atmosphere of spiritual (and social) unrest."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"offers everything a genre fan would want in a good zombie flick"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Much of the pleasure of this UK take on Night Of The Living Dead comes from seeing the undead wandering round the grey landscape of '70s Britain as if they've accidentally lurched into an early Mike Leigh film."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"... Grau delivers the gore with a certain amount of restraint, never allowing the violence to overwhelm the film and building up a good amount of suspense between attacks."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Cópia nada ambiciosa de A Noite dos Mortos Vivos que, apesar de tudo, se revela bastante interessante e incômoda."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The protagonists obviously ignore the advice mentioned in the title."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"It's artfully atmospheric, capturing a nightmarish landscape in the idyllic English countryside."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This minor cult classic has its fans, to be sure, but it never really pays off."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Director Jorge Grau has an incredible eye and creates a lavish horror spectacle."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum