Not that bad but a long and painful development where we are lost in a pseudo psychoanalytic analysis, a falsly complex situation with artificially tormented characters and perpetual revelations in an incestious family circle. The vengeance finally turns into a more twisted giallo thing in the second half of the film. Fans of the genre might find a little interest, otherwise pass your way.
i LOVED the scene in the insane asylum (a pan thru a candy colored room of girls building with blocks, throwing confetti, reciting from story books, playing with dolls, laughing maniacally etc) but otherwise this wasn’t a standout for me. it starts out as a drama but what u get is a dark (very dark) comedy! it was fun but never quite made up its mind about what it wanted to be and wasn't very consistent as a result.
*1/2. Italian-Spanish production with two actresses who had their glory days in the 50's Pier Angeli and Eleonora Rossi Drago. Practically one and only set for this very talkative and unimaginative film. Some reviewers may however think that the film has many layers because Freud is quoted during the initial credits as well as French philosopher Pascal later. I take their word for it because I'm a tolerant guy.
Batshit insane Euro-trash that's completely lost in its own deranged world. Rather than relishing in stylish pop art visuals like other gialli flicks, the film wallows in a festering Hollywood gothic psycho-drama aesthetic with twisted incestuous characters, hysterical performances and inexplicable plot twists
Really whacked-out giallo psycho-thriller is a whirl of stylized Euro-excess and a marathon of increasingly preposterous plot twists. The classy score by Jesus Villa Rojo plays a great counterpoint to the relentless on-screen mayhem. This is one that needs to be seen to be believed, and a must for fans of Italian exploitation.