DEATH SMILES ON A MURDERER

Joe D'Amato, Italy, 1973, Arrow Films, Horror - Italy

”Achieves a hallucinatory ambience reminiscent of Mario Bava or Antonio Margheriti.” -- Giallo Fever

New 2K restoration! A haunting gothic giallo and compelling early work from legendary sleaze / horror director Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS, ANTHROPOPHAGUS, PORNO HOLOCAUST), here billed under his real name Aristide Massaccesi. This stately and surreal supernatural mystery benefits from an achingly mournful score by Berto Pisano, several shocking scenes of gore and a typically sinister performance from Klaus Kinski as a morbid doctor.

Amongst an early 1900s Austrian backdrop, Ewa Aulin (CANDY, DEATH LAID AN EGG) plays Greta, a beautiful young woman abused by her mad hunchback brother (Luciano Rossi, THE CONFORMIST) and left to die in childbirth by her illicit lover, aristocrat Dr. von Ravensbrück (Giacomo Rossi Stuart, KILL, BABY...KILL!). Bereft with grief, the hunchback reanimates her using a formula engraved on an ancient Incan medallion...

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Details

  • 92 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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