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The Psychic (1977)
"Sette note in nero" (original title)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  March 1979 (USA)
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A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth ... See full summary »

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A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth about who the person was and who put her there. Soon enough, she starts to realize the possibility that she may share the victim's fate... Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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The opening sequence set in Dover England, and Florence Italy at the exact same time show the time set as 11:45. Continental Europe is one hour ahead of the British Isles time zone in which the time in Florence should read 12:45. See more »

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Sette Note in Nero
Recorded on EMI Records by Norberto Gil Ventura (as Gil Ventura)
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So claustrophobic, it feels like being walled up alive...
21 April 2010 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

What a great film! I wasn't expecting it to be so good after reading all the bashing towards it, and it's probably his best film alongside The Beyond IMHO. It's not your typical Fulci film, though. It has hardly any gore (so if you liked Zombie or New York Ripper it's quite probable you won't like this one), yet Fulci manages to convey fear and suspense throughout, with a suffocating sense of dread that grows throughout out the film. The script is solid, and lacks the dreamlike feel of his other films, but it's that's obviously not the main thing here. The acting is nothing special, but that is to be expected. The music score is just amazing, and helps set up the creepy atmosphere. The middle part of the film drags on a bit, but the final payoff is brilliant and very Spoorloos-esquire. Overall, a fine giallo from Fulci and highly recommended, but keep in mind it's quite different from most Italian horror movies of the time.


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