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Of course, along the way we meet a bunch of rather...odd characters.

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Of course, along the way we meet a bunch of rather... odd characters.



* FunnyForeigner: frits Kreuger.

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* FunnyForeigner: frits Frits Kreuger.



* NeverTrustATitle: Ultimately, [[spoiler: the dead never talk back (and wouldn't it have been The Dead Talks Back, singular, since it was only going to be Renee?)]].

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* NeverTrustATitle: Ultimately, [[spoiler: the dead never talk back (and wouldn't it have been The ''The Dead Talks Back, Back'', singular, since it was only going to be Renee?)]].



-->(Crossbow fires)\\
'''Crow:''' (sound of bolt hitting something.).\\

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-->(Crossbow fires)\\
-->(''crossbow fires'')\\
'''Crow:''' (sound (''sound of bolt hitting something.).\\something'')\\



'''Mike:''' (as detective) Sorry, Steve.

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'''Mike:''' (as detective) (''as detective'') Sorry, Steve.


* AbhorrentAdmirer: Ludwig Kreuger.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Ludwig Frits Kreuger.



* FunnyForeigner: Ludwig Kreuger.

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* FunnyForeigner: Ludwig frits Kreuger.


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The German guy is "Frits Kreuger", not Fritz Krueger. His full name is Alfred Ludwig Kreuger.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The murderer's confession would not hold up in a court of law. Heck, if Patini were the murderer, the fact he was kept there against his will would ''also'' be illegal and ruled coerced into a confession.

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* LargeHam: Krasker. As one [[http://mudmansalist.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-dead-talk-back-1957-by-merle-s-gould.html review]] noted, he's "a criminologist who may not be a MadScientist but is at least a Ham Scientist." It's a JustifiedTrope, though, as even the narrator notes he's "a bit of a showman".


* TheFundamentalist: Surprisingly for something made in UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode era, one of the characters is a religious nutjob who's portrayed in a wholly negative light, or at least in a batshit crazy light.[[note]]In the 60's, the Hays Code was almost ignored, and it only applied to major film studios anyway.[[/note]]

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* TheFundamentalist: Surprisingly for something made in UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode era, one of the characters is a religious nutjob who's portrayed in a wholly negative light, or at least in a batshit crazy light.[[note]]In the 60's, late 50's, the Hays Code was almost ignored, and it only applied to major film studios anyway.ignored by independent studios.[[/note]]

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* {{Technobabble}}: Dr. Kraskerís explanation about contacting the dead is ''full'' of this.


The story concerns a rather bizarre opening monologue by Dr. Krasker (Aldo Farnese), a psychic researcher who purports to have a method of speaking with the dead. This opening is quickly shelved as we transition to the rooming house Krasker lives in, where a new narrator essentially counts down to the death of a woman. Once the police exhaust the conventional methods of finding out who the killer is, they bring in Krasker to help out and hopefully finger the murderer.

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The story concerns a rather bizarre opening monologue by Dr. Krasker (Aldo Farnese), ([[http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/bp11/aldofarnese.html Aldo Farnese]]), a psychic researcher who purports to have a method of speaking with the dead. This opening is quickly shelved as we transition to the rooming house Krasker lives in, where a new narrator essentially counts down to the death of a woman. Once the police exhaust the conventional methods of finding out who the killer is, they bring in Krasker to help out and hopefully finger the murderer.


* MindScrew: Its clear at the end that Dr Krasker was bluffing all the subjects. He sells it very well.
* NonIndicativeName: Ultimately, [[spoiler: the dead never talk back (and wouldn't it have been The Dead Talks Back, singular, since it was only going to be Renee?)]].

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* MindScrew: Its clear at the end that Dr Krasker was bluffing all the subjects. He sells it very well.
* NonIndicativeName:
NeverTrustATitle: Ultimately, [[spoiler: the dead never talk back (and wouldn't it have been The Dead Talks Back, singular, since it was only going to be Renee?)]].


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* ScoobyDooHoax: [[spoiler:It's clear at the end that Dr Krasker was bluffing all the subjects. He sells it very well.]]


''The Dead Talk Back'' is a 1957 film that for some reason languished on a shelf before finally being released in the 1990s. From there, it got picked up by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where it aired in 1994.

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''The Dead Talk Back'' is a 1957 film that for some reason languished on a shelf before finally being released on home video in the 1990s.1993. From there, it got picked up by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where it aired in 1994.

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* {{BGM}}: Apparently, the film had a ''very'' limited music budget, as the same stock music piece is repeated ''tons'' of times in the last half hour.


''The Dead Talk Back'' is a film that for some reason languished on a shelf before finally being released in the 1990s. From there, it got picked up by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where it aired in 1994.

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''The Dead Talk Back'' is a 1957 film that for some reason languished on a shelf before finally being released in the 1990s. From there, it got picked up by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where it aired in 1994.


* TheFundamentalist: Surprisingly for something made in UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode era, one of the characters is a religious nutjob who's portrayed in a wholly negative light, or at least in a batshit crazy light.[[spoiler: In the 60's, the Hays Code was almost ignored, and it only applied to major film studios anyway.[[/note]]

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* TheFundamentalist: Surprisingly for something made in UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode era, one of the characters is a religious nutjob who's portrayed in a wholly negative light, or at least in a batshit crazy light.[[spoiler: In [[note]]In the 60's, the Hays Code was almost ignored, and it only applied to major film studios anyway.[[/note]]


* TheFundamentalist: Surprisingly for something made in UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode era, one of the characters is a religious nutjob who's portrayed in a wholly negative light, or at least in a batshit crazy light.

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* TheFundamentalist: Surprisingly for something made in UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode era, one of the characters is a religious nutjob who's portrayed in a wholly negative light, or at least in a batshit crazy light.[[spoiler: In the 60's, the Hays Code was almost ignored, and it only applied to major film studios anyway.[[/note]]

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Macklin and Kreuger as the killer.]]


* TonightSomeoneDies: Exaggerated. The narrator repeatedly goes on at considerable length about how the victim is about to be murdered. By the time the wicked deed is done, there is ''zero'' suspense left for the audience to savor.

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* TonightSomeoneDies: Exaggerated. The narrator repeatedly goes on at considerable length about how the victim is about to be murdered. By the time the wicked deed is done, there is ''zero'' suspense left for the audience to savor.[[note]]Servo starts musing as the character if she has enough time to do her hair before she dies.[[/note]]

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