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Paganini Horror (1989)

When a female rock band use an infamous old piece of sheet music to record their new album in an old mansion, they accidentally open a portal to hell.

Director:

Luigi Cozzi

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Luigi Cozzi (screenplay), Raimondo Del Balzo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Daria Nicolodi ... Sylvia Hackett
Jasmine Maimone Jasmine Maimone ... Kate (as Jasmine Main)
Pascal Persiano Pascal Persiano ... Daniel
Maria Cristina Mastrangeli Maria Cristina Mastrangeli ... Lavinia
Michel Klippstein Michel Klippstein ... Elena
Pietro Genuardi Pietro Genuardi ... Mark Singer
Luana Ravegnini Luana Ravegnini ... Rita
Roberto Giannini Roberto Giannini
Giada Cozzi Giada Cozzi ... Sylvia as a child
Elena Pompei Elena Pompei ... Sylvia's mother
Perla Costantini Perla Costantini
Donald Pleasence ... Mr. Pickett
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Storyline

The female rock and roll band formed by Kate, Elena and Rita want to release a new album, but their producer Lavinia refuses since their songs are very poor. Their friend Daniel buys a piece of music from a stranger called Mr. Pickett that explains that the music was written by Paganini himself and never released. Lavinia believes that the music will become a hit and she hires the filmmaker Mark Singer to make a videoclip in a manor she has hired from her acquaintance Sylvia Hackett. Soon Rita and Daniel disappear and the floor collapses beneath Kate that also vanishes in the hole. The survivors try to flee from the real state but they discover that they are trapped in hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Music

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Melodía de horror See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Fulvia Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Typical Italian horror film.
13 October 2001 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Paganini Horror" isn't a masterpiece,but it is a solid horror flick that will keep almost all horror fans entertained.The acting,apart from Daria Nicolodi("Deep Red","Tenebre")and Donald Pleasance("Phenomena","Halloween"),is pretty bad and the rock music is extremely cheesy and annoying.Director Luigi Cozzi("Il Gatto Nero")desperately tries to create some spooky atmosphere and,in my opinion,he partially succeeds.The film is full of rich,glowing colors,and the gore effects are pretty well-done(for example nasty head explosion,violin stabbings etc).All in all I really enjoyed this one,so check it out for yourself.


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