(Italy, 1975, 132 minutes)
A pianist witnesses the murder of the psychic who lived downstairs and, with the help of a journalist, connects it to her visions of an abandoned house said to be haunted. Sprawling slasher whose remarkable style and exquisite formalism are undercut by erratic scripting and a few misjudged comic interludes.
Rizzoli Films and Salvatore Argento present a Seda Spettacoli production. Starring David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi; with Gabriele Lavia, Macha Meril, Eros Pagni, Giuliana Calandra; and Glauco Mauri; and Clara Calamai. Directed by Dario Argento; written by Dario Argento, Bernardino Zapponi; music by Giorgio Gaslini and The Goblins; director of photography (Eastmancolor, widescreen), Luigi Kuveiller; production designer, Giuseppe Bassan; costume designer, Elena Mannini; film editor, Franco Fraticelli.