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Movie: The Police Are Blundering in the Dark
During an outbreak of violent murders in the area targeting young women, a journalist searching for a female friend gone missing ends up in a villa owned by an eccentric photographer. [more inside]
A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house. [more inside]
Movie: Maciste in Hell
Guido Brignone transfigured Dante’s vision of Hell into a grandiose cinematic spectacle of fantasy and imagination. Legendary actor Bartolomeo Pagano plays a strongman, who descends into the inferno in order to restore order, a role he reprised 27 times in this long-running film series. The enthralling contrasts between the realistic scenes on Earth and the surrealist ones in Hell, huge cast of demons, decapitations, (and an un-decapitation!), and a terrifying dragon, fashioned from the most state of the art special effects of the day, all inspired Fellini to get into the movies. [more inside]
Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place. [more inside]
Movie: Blood and Black Lace
A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models of a scandalous fashion house in Rome. Mario Bava's giallo classic. [more inside]
Movie: Life Is Beautiful
An Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life comes to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up, he goes to great lengths to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.