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Macabre (1980)
"Macabro" (original title)

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A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.

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A New Orleans housewife leaves her daughter and son home alone to meet her lover. While with him, she receives a call that her son has died. Wreckless driving rushing to her house results in a horrible accident. The lover dies and she is sent to a mental institution to recover from the psychological trauma. Upon her release a year later she moves into the boarding house where they would rendezvous. The landlord has passed away and her blind son is left to maintain the house. With every day that passes, his lust for her grows while she remains true to her lover. The situation comes to a "head" on a weekend visit with her daughter. All secrets will be revealed and no one will be the same. Inspired by actual events. Written by princessbrandy131@yahoo.com

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Once she kept a lover on the side. But that's nothing compared to what she's keeping in the freezer. See more »

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This was the first solo directing credit on a feature film for Lamberto Bava. See more »

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It's all in the ending ...
1 August 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Sometimes a child outdoes his/her parent, sometimes not. Lamberto may not have possessed the vision and dream of his father, Mario Bava, but he makes movies none the less.

This is one of them.

If you are the kind of person who loves a good gag, that is, a movie whose soul purpose is to simply build to some conclusion (a punchline), then watch this film. (I recommend a big garbage bag of cheeep popcorn and lots of soda pop). If you were expected anything other than typical "giallo" then you might want to cut your teeth on Fulci's "The Beyond" or Argento's "Suspiria".

I, however, still find this movie amusing and entertaining, if not a bit sick.

6/10 (definitely worth seeing once)


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