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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:
Pretty good and with an unusual ending. See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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Soundtrack:
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good and with an unusual ending., 20 December 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

In the 1950s-70s, many American movie stars appeared in Italian-made movies. I assume that they employed these Americans in order to increase the drawing power of the movies--and in most cases, these folks were dubbed into Italian or whatever language where the film was being marketed. This explains why Jennifer O'Neill stars in this film.

The film begins with a poorly filmed suicide scene. It was a neat idea to show the face of the victim but it was clearly plastic! Oops. Other than this one scene, however, the rest of the film was well made. Anyway, the daughter of this now dead woman has psychic powers--as she SEES this as it happened even though she was no where near the scene of the death.

Years pass, the child has grown up and Virginia (O'Neill) still has psychic flashes. In this new case, she sees a dead body walled up inside her husband's home. She tells the police and indeed a body is found there. As for the police, they accept that she's psychic and use her other flashes to investigate this crime. However, late in the film the scenes she sees and tells the police would indicate that the crime involves a murder in the future! In other words, in the same space where they found a body, another will be placed--unless they can be stopped. What's next? Well, I won't say more because I don't want to ruin it for you--but the ending comes as quite a surprise--and I appreciate that.

Overall, this is a strong suspense/horror film whose only real weakness is the sloppy opening as well as too many sound effects used by the lead. In other words, when they dubbed her, they made O'Neill groan, moan and simper way too much. Apart from that, it's exciting and well worth your time.

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