18 June 2024
Death Laid an Egg (1967)
87 min.
Directed by Giulio Questi.
With Gina Lollibrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Jean Sobieski, Renato Romano, Giulio Donnini, Cleofe Del Cile, Vittorio André, Biagio Pelligra.
Is this Italian horror from director Guilio Questi an odd bird? To. the. nines.

Beautiful Anna (Lollibrigida) heads up a chicken farm along with her husband Marco (Trintignant).

But adulterous Marco is having an affair with their assistant Gabrielle (Aulin) and the two are looking for any way to start a new life together...will it be over Anna's dead body?

Mega strange sub-plotlines (headless chicken, anyone?) function as numerous detours to a predictable ending.

But we have to admit, getting there is so much fun. Kooky, mesmerizing and quite enjoyable.

Also known as Plucked and La Morte ha fatto l'uovo.

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