‘The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue‘ a.k.a ‘Don’t Open the Window’ and ‘Let Sleeping Corpses Lie‘ ‘is a 1974 Spanish-Italian horror film written and directed by Jorge Grau.
The story sees two people accused of horrific murders that they did not commit.
The cause of the murders are zombies that are being created by a new farming technique that uses radiation instead of pesticides in order to protect crops….with a side effect of causing the deceased to reanimate and return from their graves with a craving for human flesh.
This is a great 1970s zombie film, and it has some great artwork on the posters. The fact that this film was released multiple times in different countries over the years also means it provides a great insight into how different some promotional and theatrical posters can be for what is essentially the same film. Each region or markets is wildly different.
‘The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue’ Posters
This is the poster for the film released under the title ‘Don’t open the Window‘ – I love the almost nonsensical blurb instructing you that whatever is out there can wait. Hardly chilling stuff.
This is the poster for the Spanish version of the film, and it is hands-down our personal favorite. Stylish, simple, and genuinely unsettling.
And this German poster for the film is at the opposite end of the scale. The corpses here look like a group of frat boys waking up after a hard night of drinking and smoking. Positively friendly.
Thai horror-movie posters are always a feast for the eyes – full of colour and almost religious-like imagery. This is the Thai poster for ‘Let Sleeping Corpses Lie‘.
A Japanese poster for ‘Let Sleeping Corpses Lie / The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue’: