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City of the Living Dead (1980)
City of the Living Dead (Movie)
August 11, 1980
City of the Living Dead (Italian: Paura nella città dei morti viventi, also known as The Gates of Hell) is an Italian horror film from director Lucio Fulci. It has numerous alternate titles, such as Gates of Hell. It is the first installment of the unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy which also includes The Beyond and The House by the Cemetery. Fulci makes an uncredited cameo as Dr. Joe Thompson in the film. After Father William Thomas (Fabrizio Jovine) hangs himself in a cemetery, the gates of hell are opened. Zombies with abilities of super strength, teleportation and levitation appear and start killing off people in town. Investigating reporter Peter Bell (Christopher George) along with psychic Mary Woodhouse (Catriona MacColl) travel to Dunwich, New England, and from the Book of Eibon learn that they must close the portal to hell before All Saints Day, or the spirits of the dead will overtake the earth.
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August 11, 1980 - March 30, 1984
City of the Living Dead (A.K.A. The Gates of Hell) is the first installment in the unofficial trilogy.