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Synapse Films unearths “THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE” with 4K restoration, premiering at Fantasia

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Uncategorized


One of the great ’70s zombie films is getting a new lease on undeath as Jorge Grau’s THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE receives a hi-def upgrade. Jump past the jump for the info.

Synapse Films has announced that it has undertaken a 4K restoration of LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, a.k.a. LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE and DON’T OPEN THE WINDOW. Originally released overseas in 1974, the film stars Ray Lovelock, Christine Galbo and Arthur Kennedy and concerns walking corpses resurrected by pesticides. This new version will have its world premiere at this summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, screening at the J.A. de Sève Cinema on Saturday, July 27 at 11:55 p.m. Synapse will also release the restored film in a special Blu-ray edition later this year, with a release date and other details to be announced.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).