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Director:
Writers:
Lucio Fulci (story) &
Roberto Gianviti (story) ...
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Release Date:
March 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
So claustrophobic, it feels like being walled up alive... See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
Lucio Fulci (story & screenplay) &
Roberto Gianviti (story & screenplay) &
Dardano Sacchetti (story & screenplay)

Produced by
Franco Cuccu .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Franco Bixio  (as Bixio)
Fabio Frizzi  (as Frizzi)
Vince Tempera  (as Tempera)
 
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
 
Art Direction by
Luciano Spadoni 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Makeup Department
Maurizio Giustini .... makeup artist
Antonio Maltempo .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlo Cucchi .... production supervisor
Franco Cuccu .... production manager
Roberto Cocco .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Goffredo Massetti .... props
Roberta Tomassetti .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer
Anthony La Penna .... dubbing editor: English version (as Tony La Penna)
Renato Marinelli .... sound effects
Alfonso Montesanti .... boom operator
Raul Montesanti .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luciano Adiutori .... still photographer
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Claudio Farinelli .... assistant camera
Alfredo Fedeli .... chief electrician
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
Luciano Micheli .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Pericolo .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Mario D'Ambrosio .... assistant editor
Bruno Micheli .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Franco Bixio .... composer: "With You" (as Bixio)
Fabio Frizzi .... composer: "With You" (as Frizzi)
Linda Lee .... singer: "With You"
Vince Tempera .... composer: "With You" (as Tempera)
Vince Tempera .... conductor
Norberto Gil Ventura .... composer: theme music (as Gil Ventura)
 
Other crew
Rita Agostini .... script supervisor
Marco Giannoni .... production secretary
Roberto Penna .... administrator
Roberto Penna .... production accountant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sette note in nero" - Italy (original title)
"Death Tolls Seven Times" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
95 min | USA:90 min
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Color:
Color (Telecolor)
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Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Voices from the Black (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
So claustrophobic, it feels like being walled up alive..., 21 April 2010
Author: matheusmarchetti from Brazil

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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