6.3/10
155
10 user 9 critic

The Third Eye (1966)

Il terzo occhio (original title)
A young count who lives with his dominant and jealous mother, begins in a downward spiral into madness after his fiancée dies in an accident - or it wasn't an accident?

Director:

(as James Warren)

Writers:

(story), (as James Warren) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man fantasizes about killing his wife. When he receives an anymous letter with information that his wife is cheating on him, he decides to come up with a plan making his fantasies come true.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: George Ardisson, Françoise Prévost, Eduardo Fajardo
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman torments the man who murdered her lesbian lover.

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Capucine, Carlos Estrada, Teresa Gimpera
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia was to take care about little girl named Silvia, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Marga López, Joaquín Cordero, Norma Lazareno
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

In the 21st century, aliens (weird, green, lights which sometimes manifest themselves as large clouds of smoke) invade the solar system. Using Mars as their base, they steal all of Earth's ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Tony Russel, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero
Certificate: M Thriller | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rosa Nicolosi is not the widow of Salvatore Colasberna, the man murdered in the beginning of the movie, but she is in fact the wife of Paolo Nicolosi, the only eyewitness of the murder. ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young newlywed couple from America returns to Geneva to visit Marcel's home town. Once there he is informed of his former lover's suicide and in turn is subjected to threats that accuse ... See full summary »

Director: Romolo Guerrieri
Stars: Carroll Baker, Jean Sorel, Ida Galli
Libido (1965)
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man goes with his wife to a spooky house, an inheritance from his father.

Directors: Ernesto Gastaldi, Vittorio Salerno
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Dominique Boschero, Luciano Pigozzi
Hired Killer (1966)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hit-man Clint Harris has one more job to do before he can retire. The corporation which hires him demands that Harris "erase" an ex-employee who has become a snitch for the police. At first... See full summary »

Director: Franco Prosperi
Stars: Robert Webber, Franco Nero, José Luis de Vilallonga
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman searches for her missing lover, a psychiatrist who has suddenly vanished for no apparent reason. She ends up at a villa populated by a group of eccentric individuals. A string of murders commence immediately.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Rosemary Dexter, Adolfo Celi, Horst Frank
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Stuart Whitman, John Saxon, Martin Landau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Mino Alberti (as Frank Nero)
Gioia Pascal ...
Marta
Erika Blanc ...
Laura / Daniela (as Diana Sullivan)
Olga Solbelli ...
Mino's Mother (as Olga Sunbeauty)
Marina Morgan ...
Nightclub performer
Gara Granda ...
Loredana
Richard Hillock ...
Doctor
Edit

Storyline

A young bachelor Mino Alberti (Franco Nero), lives in an old manor with his overprotective mother and his faithful maid, is just a few days before getting marry, his fiancee dies in a mysterious car crash. Soon afterwards Mino begins to lose his sanity and lures young women into his house with nefarious intentions. Written by jairhcastillo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 June 1966 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Third Eye  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 46555 delivered on 21-3-1966. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Giornata nera (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Franco Nero goes mad when his fiancée is killed
10 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Third Eye" (1966) moves quickly and directly, wasting no time in depicting a decayed aristocracy living in a big villa. The surviving members are a highly possessive mother (Olga Solbelli) who wants to prevent her son (Franco Nero), a Count, from marrying Erika Blanc or anyone for that matter. Nero and Blanc do not get along that well at the outset, he being childish and jealous. For a grotesque hobby, he's a taxidermist and his descent into outright madness therefore plays off of "Psycho" (1960) as does the splendid black and white cinematography. Solbelli suggests an "accident" to the resentful maid (Gioia Pascal) who grew up with the family and has slaved for it in inferior status forever. Pascal sees a way up and sees to it that Blanc is removed from the scene, well, almost, because the lovesick Nero is a taxidermist. There are more complications, I assure you.

"Psycho" is a film noir that announces themes and a tone that take us into the post-noir or neo-noir era. There is a new direction for noir that appeared. "The Third Eye" is of the same vintage, and so are a number of other 60s black and white films like "Hysteria" (1965), "Scream of Fear" (1961), "The Couch" (1962) and "Paranoiac" (1963). "The Third Eye" also appears on lists of giallos as an early example, but it really shares very little with the kind of film and specific content that that term came to identify.

I found this movie engrossing. I recommend it.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Third Eye (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?