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Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)

La morte negli occhi del gatto (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 12 April 1973 (Italy)
In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Antonio Margheriti (story and screenplay), Giovanni Simonelli (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Jane Birkin ... Corringa
Hiram Keller ... Lord James MacGrieff
Françoise Christophe ... Lady Mary MacGrieff
Venantino Venantini ... Father Robertson
Doris Kunstmann ... Suzanne
Anton Diffring ... Dr. Franz
Dana Ghia ... Lady Alicia
Konrad Georg Konrad Georg ... Campbell (as George Korrade)
Serge Gainsbourg ... Police inspector
Luciano Pigozzi ... Angus (as Alan Collins)
Bianca Doria Bianca Doria ... Janet Campbell
Franco Ressel ... Priest
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella ... Policeman (as Penella Alessandro)
Bruno Boschetti Bruno Boschetti ... Policeman with moustaches
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In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.

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Death means NOTHING to a beast with nine lives!


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Italian censorship visa # 61830 delivered on 6-2-1973. See more »

Quotes

Corringa: Too many books never did a woman any good.
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Has all the ingredients of a horror movie, but isn't one
8 April 2002 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

"La morte..." has all the ingredients of a horror movie, but isn't one. It tells the story of Corringa (Jane Birkin) who arrives at a castle to meet her relatives. Soon after, several people are murdered, and the only witness is a cat - who unfortunately cannot tell anything, but is mentioned in the movie title, anyway ;-). Tales about vampires are told, candles are flickering, Corringa has strange nightmares, while rats discover another corpse in the dark cellar - you get the picture, it's as gothic as gothic can be. Director Margheriti ("E Dio disse a Caino") and cinematographer Carlini ("Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide") shared the same stylistic obsession, it seems. The castle is full of scary details, and they put it to the best use. One direct quote from "Once Upon A Time In the West", unexpectedly, with Hiram Keller and Jane Birkin replaying Henry Fonda and Claudia Cardinale, try if you can discover it. This little-known movie was a pleasant surprise for me, as I have watched a couple of really bad movies from the same director (but good ones, too). "La morte..." has atmosphere, tension, baroque visuals. It's got a lot more in common with Hammer Draculas than the usual 70s Italian slasher flicks.


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12 April 1973 (Italy) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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