Monday, July 6, 2009

Seven Blood Stained Orchids (1972) aka Sette Orchidee Macchiate di Rosso aka Puzzle of the Silver Half Moons aka Sieben Gesichter für die Mörderin aka

4 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
Written by: Roberto Gianviti, Paul Hengge
Actors include: Antonion Sabato, Uschi Glas, Pier Paolo Capponi
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 88 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy

As far as giallo films go, this is a good one, but it's not quite as memorable as some of the more classic examples. This one has graphic bloody deaths (thanks Lenzi) and surprisingly it seems restrained considering the director but he does do some typical trademark stuff occasionally. The story is about a serial killer who uses interesting deaths and leaves a half moon charm in the hands of their victims. When one of the victims isn't actually dead (but they pretend she is) they start to get the investigation underway. It seems they have a few clues, but will they figure out what's going on before it's too late? This has many of the typical trappings...the gloves, the red herrings and some weird thing that happen that you don't expect to see (ie the cats scene). It's a fun little film that gialli fans should like, and Lenzi fans should enjoy too, definitely a winner!

Availability:  On DVD

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