Yes, one of the many Gialli found on Youtube and presumably
in the Public Domain. Most of these streaming video
uploadings are in a poor low resolution quality, but some are better
and can be watched in big screen. I've never been
able to watch a film on my computer in a small picture frame as i want
to lay back and watch it on my big TV.
This giallo had a decent picture quality and was watchable.
An obscure giallo i guess as i never heard about it, but it was pretty
good and had a former Ms. Italy in it with Lucia Bosé.
It was a dark and stormy night - A Murder Mystery and
A Bunch of people are surprised of a sudden rain storm
causing the roads to be flooded and has to take refuge in a big
villa out in the countryside. A couple of cops, a wanted criminal, a
married couple, a professor and another couple.
The telephone lines are down and they have to spend the night in the
mansion. But, the old house has been owned by the
recently (?) deceased Lady Sheila Marlowe, known for being suspected
of the murder of her husband but aquitted, and
for arranging seances and dealing with Black Magic.
The criminal Spike (Farley Granger) may be a serial
killer and ex-lady of the House's reputation makes the unwilling
guests nervous. The married couple Sylvia and Donald Forest (Lucia Bosé
and Giacomo Rossi Stuart) bickers all the
time and the attractive MILF (Bosé, once Ms. Italy) flirts with
the handsome killer Spike.
The guests are much to edgy to sleep and to pass the time Sylvia decides
to have a seance and try to contact the spirit of
the dead, Sheila Marlowe. Does she succeed with that task?
Why does the clocks stop at 01.00 AM and why do people start to die?
Who's the killer ?
A somewhat charming old time murder mystery combined
with ghost story elements. Not gory and unfortunately no nudity,
with very attractive Lucia Bosé in the cast that's a shame (yes,
i'm a chauvinist pig, sorry, but sudden nudity is a trademark
of the giallo genre) but still very enjoyable AND at the end the film
actually do get scary. The Grand finale was effective.
Nice photo and the always stoic old police inspector Wright was my favourite
and played by Dino Fazio.
This was the italian version with english subs and the film can be found
on a US DVD from Video Dimensions