A young man goes with his wife to a spooky house, an inheritance from his father.

Directors:

(as Julian Berry), (as Victor Storff)

Writers:

, (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a girl is murdered in a park, a man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Ida Galli
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman in debt as he works to bring a new product to market. They met through Dominique, ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Ercoli
Stars: Dagmar Lassander, Pier Paolo Capponi, Simón Andreu
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mario consigns his girlfriend Licia to a whorehouse for an evening in order to get the photographic goods to blackmail her father with. To get her out of the way, Licia is then consigned to a mental hospital by her father.

Director: Rossano Brazzi
Stars: Adrienne Larussa, Rossano Brazzi, Nino Castelnuovo
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero
Stars: Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina, Silvano Tranquilli
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi, Robert Hoffmann
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four notorious bank robbers - Klaus from Germany, Albert from France, Juan from Spain and Carina from Tangiers meet up in an isolated Castle to divide a large number of diamonds hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Cesare Canevari
Stars: Dimitri Nabokov, Maria Luisa Geisberger, Ben Salvador
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman torments the man who murdered her lesbian lover.

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Capucine, Carlos Estrada, Teresa Gimpera
The Possessed (1965)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A visitor arrives in a small Italian village looking for a woman. Residents tell him that she committed suicide but there's more to the mystery than they're letting on. Meanwhile, a strange woman walks by the lake.

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Franco Rossellini
Stars: Peter Baldwin, Salvo Randone, Valentina Cortese
Paranoia (1969)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rich and lonely American widow befriends two young people whose motives become suspect.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Lou Castel, Colette Descombes
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Christian
...
Helene
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Paul
Mara Maryl ...
Brigitte
Edit

Storyline

A young man goes with his wife to a spooky house, an inheritance from his father.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 August 1965 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

O pyrgos tis diafthoras  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Giancarlo Giannini. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Really underwhelming thriller/Giallo
18 January 2017 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Haunted by a terrible tragedy, a young man brought back to his family's old home by his wife and friends finds his long-held belief in a legacy of family-led mental disorders has come to bear when they succumb to strange happenings and must try to keep him sane in order to leave.

This was quite the troubled if enjoyable Giallo effort. What really tends to hold this one down is the fact that a vast majority of the film is based around the idea of his past coming back to haunt him without anything actually happening. It plays like a stodgy Gothic chamber-drama more than an actual horrific effort, filled with long- winded scenes of him monologuing about the past and his fears of its recurrence in his personality followed by their increasingly incessant pleas for him to regain his sanity, leaving this one incredibly dry and long-winded for much of it's running time. Even being distracted by the elaborate Gothic setting or the inviting mystery at hand doesn't really offer up much as it becomes quite obvious early on that little is actually happening with such long stretches of time between action, and the repetition of these events merely reinforces this since that's what happens for a large part of the film. Due to the lack of more traditional Giallo-based elements, that really leaves this one with the seriousness of its set-up to sustain any attention in the first half and that causes this to feel way too drawn-out for way too long throughout this section of the film. Once it becomes more involved with the idea that the father has returned and it starts in on some rather more lively antics there's some likable work at play here as the preponderance of Gothic architecture and settings makes for a suitably chilling scenario to base the kind of psychological torment-style plot that this one hinges on as it does follow the kind of stylistic plot- points needed for that kind of payoff to occur. The walk-throughs of the castle-grounds thinking back on the events he experienced as a child that plays over the whole affair, the sight of the figure off in the distance of the castle grounds who disappears before they can offer any kind of identification of the figure leaving behind only the footprints on the carpet and the later discovery of the dead body in their midst play off quite effectively here. The film really hits its stride, though, in the final half-hour which is where it really starts to get interesting with the revelation of who's behind the whole affair and their intentions which sets up some rather fun action in the house as everyone tends to reveal their true intentions all leading up to the great shock at the finale that makes for a rather nice ending. Still, the overall blandness on display does hurt this one considerably.

Today's Rating/PG: Mild Violence.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Libido (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?