30 July 2014

Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
95 min.
Directed by Antonio Margheriti.
With Jane Birkin, Hiram Keller, Françoise Christophe, Verantino Venantini, Doris Kunstmann, Anton Diffring, Dana Ghia, Konrad Georg.
An inconsistent giallo/thriller hybrid from Antonio Margheriti - the director of The Virgin of Nuremberg (1963) and School Girl Killer (1968), among others.

Young Corringa (Birkin) leaves convent school and returns home to her ancestral Scottish castle.

But soon, a series of rash and gory killings begin to plague Corringa's home...all under the seemingly watchful eye of a cat.

Will our lovely heroine meet her demise at the hands of the murderer? And who could the psycho be?

This harmless Italian horror is relatively forgettable. And it's clear this isn't director Margheriti's finest hour.

But thanks to its pervasively moody & gothic atmosphere, Seven Deaths does muster its own small brand of charms on a stormy eve.

Boasts another solid score by genre composer Riz Ortolani.

Also known as Cat's Murdering Eye.

Italian: La morte negli occhi del gatto.

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