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July 1974 (USA) See more »
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A sadistic killer cult kidnaps and sacrifices beautiful women. A young girl, just paroled from prison, moves into a strange house and appears to be the cult's next victim. | Add synopsis »
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a bit dull and surely not a giallo See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Daniela Giordano ... Margaret Bradley

Raf Vallone ... Mr. Dreese
John Scanlon ... Jack Whitman
Angelo Infanti ... Frank Grant
Karin Schubert ... Maria
Rosalba Neri ... Alicia Songbird
Brad Harris ... Charlie
Frank Latimore
Giovanna Galletti ... Mrs. Grant (as Giovanna Galetti)
Nuccia Cardinali ... Mrs. Craig (as Nuccia Cardinale)
Dada Gallotti ... Claire (as Dada Galotti)
Marian Fulop
Annamaria Liberati
James Saturno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salvatore Billa ... Mr. Dreese's chief henchman
Carla Mancini ... One of the chained-up girls

Directed by
William Rose 
 
Writing credits
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Gianfranco Baldanello  italian version
William Rose 

Produced by
Dick Randall .... producer
William Rose .... producer
 
Original Music by
Berto Pisano 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Mancini 
 
Film Editing by
Piera Bruni 
Gianfranco Simoncelli 
 
Production Management
Xiro Papas .... unit manager (as Ciro Papa)
 

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Also Known As:
"La casa della paura" - Italy (original title)
"The Girl in 2A" - USA
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USA:90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Italian censorship visa # 63027 delivered on 22-12-1975.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a bit dull and surely not a giallo, 4 April 2012
Author: trashgang from Midian

Still no proper release this is just one to hunt down for the geeks of Italian horror. It's made in the heydays of the giallo's but I won't say that this is a giallo. There's to much ,so-called, supernatural going on. Once Margaret Bradley (Daniela Giordano) is released from prison and stays at room 2A after her release she's seeing things that aren't for real like for example that's she is locked into a prison.

Also strange is that William Rose, the director, made an Italian flick. He was better known for exploitation like Rent-A-Girl (1965). The Girl In Room 2A was the last one he directed. The direction was okay but what a weird editing it had. There were a lot of jumps made by editing towards the story.

The flick itself started of rather nasty with a naked girl being impaled with a stick by a hooded killer. Even their the bad editing is shown were suddenly she's killed and next shot she's being thrown from a cliff. It never becomes really bloody it even becomes a bit dull after the opening credits. But still I kept watching what would happen. It's easy to see who the hooded killer is so there isn't that much mystery added to this flick.

For the collectors it does have some value due the actors being involved like Brad Harris who went further to Hercules (1983) or our main lead Daniela Giordano who appeared one year later in Inquisicion directed by cult actor Paul Naschy. But most will be disappointed by the short role Rosalba Neri had here in this flick, she appeared in a lot of B-flicks (Lady Frankenstein 1971).

Not exactly my cup of tea but somehow I kept watching this dull flick with not that much of blood and some cheesy torturing, of course being Italian, it do has a lot of overdubs and nudity.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 1,5/5 Effects 1,5/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5

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