The Killer Reserved Nine Seats is the Italian/Giallo take on Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians. A group of people are gathered together and one by one murdered. In this case, nine people find themselves locked inside an large, old theater with a masked killer on the loose. Each person comes under suspicion as each seems to have had some sort of motive for the killings. While some of the bloody mayhem occurs off-screen, the murder scenes are the highlight of the movie. —twistedanger.com
Unsure why this remains unavailable on a quality DVD release. Far more of a slasher than most gialli, which is saying something, Nove poltrone manages to push the theater setting to full use, relies on the theme of 'performance', and restrains itself from becoming a boring Ten Little Indians rip-off. There are many traps that these films can fall into when casts are aware early on, but there are more positives here.