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A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.

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Francesco Barilli

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Barbara Alberti (story), Amedeo Pagani (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Leonora Fani ... Rosa
Luc Merenda ... Rodolfo
Francisco Rabal ... Marta's lover
Jole Fierro Jole Fierro ... Rodolfo's lover
José María Prada ... Hotel guest (as Josè Maria Prada)
Lidia Biondi Lidia Biondi ... Marta
Máximo Valverde Máximo Valverde ... (as Massimo Valverde)
Francesco Impeciati ... Guido
Luigi De Santis Luigi De Santis
Carlo Totti Carlo Totti ... Second Fascist
Maria D'Alessandro Maria D'Alessandro ... Prostitute
Arnaldo Caivano Arnaldo Caivano
Diala Caruso Diala Caruso ... Prostitute
Wolfango Soldati Wolfango Soldati ... Fascist
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During World War II, young Rosa and her mother run a hotel in the Italian countryside, mourning over the death of her dead father. When the mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Rosa finds herself at mercy of her sex-crazed guests, but not before a hooded assailant, lurking in the shadows of the hotel, starts killing off each and everyone that tries to harm Rosa. Could it be her dead father back from the dead to avenge his daughter? Written by anonymous

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 February 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Fear See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Wonderful and totally overlooked Italian giallo.
15 July 2008 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Pensione Paura" is a brilliant and a little bit surreal giallo from director Francesco Barilli,whose "Perfume of the Lady in Black" was one of the genre's most haunting and original films.The film takes place in 1945 somewhere near a lake.Some guests are staying in the "Pension of the Sirene" led by Marta with the help of her daughter Rose.The girl knows that the mother has a lover hidden away in the attic.She waits for the return of her soldier father and cultivates a simple friendship with the guide,the grandson of the parish priest.In the pension stays also a violent criminal named Rodolfo who lays a trap on Rose.One day Marta is murdered and the girl is assaulted and raped by Rodolfo and his companion.Both are dispatched by a mysterious black-gloved killer..."Pensione Paura" is a stylish and overlooked giallo.There is enough violence and wonderful visuals to satisfy fans of Italian cult cinema.The film is finally available on Italian DVD without English subs.


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