Spirits of the Dead

Spirits of the Dead (1968)

Original Title: Histoires extraordinaires

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Horror, Made in Europe, Drama
2h 1min
Age rating


Brigitte Bardot
Giuseppina (segment "William Wilson")
Alain Delon
William Wilson and his double (segment "William Wilson")
Jane Fonda
Contessa Frederique de Metzengerstein (segment "Metzengerstein")
Terence Stamp
Toby Dammit (segment "Toby Dammit")
Peter Fonda
Baron Wilhelm Berlifitzing (segment "Metzengerstein")
James Robertson Justice
Countess' Advisor (segment "Metzengerstein")
Salvo Randone
Priest (segment "Toby Dammit")
Françoise Prévost
Friend of Countess (segment "Metzengerstein") (as Francoise Prevost)
Katia Christine
Girl on Dissection Table
Vincent Price
Narrator (English version) (uncredited)
John Karlsen
Schoolmaster (segment "William Wilson") (uncredited)
Maria Tedeschi
Woman (uncredited)
Milena Vukotić
TV Interviewer (segment "Toby Dammit") (uncredited)
Umberto D'Orsi
Hans (segment "William Wilson")
Daniele Vargas
University Professor (segment "William Wilson")
Ernesto Colli
Manetti Brother (segment "Toby Dammit") (uncredited)
Anny Duperey
Courtesan (segment "Metzengerstein") (uncredited)
Irina Maleeva
Gypsy Fortune Teller (Segment "Toby Dammit") (uncredited)
Alfredo Rizzo
Angry Man in Car (segment "Toby Dammit") (uncredited)
Marisa Traversi
Marilù Traversi (segment "Toby Dammit") (uncredited)


Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" features a Mediveal countess who has a love-hate relationship with a black stallion - who it turns out is really her dead lover. "William Wilson" tells the story of a sadistic Austrian student with an exact double whom he later kills.

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