If you easily lose sense of time and appreciate a complete lack of safety net beneath the protagonist, you might like this movie. Consider pairing it with "All the Colors of the Dark" or "Lisa and the Devil" for a sleepless night. Sure, the script isn't perfect -- for example, the director didn't want the boyfriend character -- but it's miles better than most giallo. Anyway, why watch a giallo for the script?
Superior giallo psycho-drama borrows heavily from 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Repulsion', but is a sharp, stylish entry to the genre, bolstered by a strong central performance by Mimsy Farmer and a genuine shocker of an ending. A must for giallo fans.
We are all mindfucker cannibals. (It takes a village.) Great acting from Mimsy Farmer, and on top of that she really did a really good imitation of Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive. Or was it Laura Dern in Inland Empire. Anyhow, I'll betcha David Lynch saw this when it came out. Paula Rego, too. Some funny Freudian gags. Repays multiple viewings.
OK chiller that finds a woman haunted by repressed memories that end in eventual bloodshed. Story has elements of possible black magic or cult activity but plays with the viewer that it may just be fevered fantasies of our protagonist. Drags a bit but sports good production values.
Giallo or not giallo? In my humble opinion, no. Shot in the early 70's, yes! Shot by an Italian director, yes! Actors who played in famous giallos! A blonde woman not ashamed of her body, yes! Characters savagely knifed, yes! A giallo, No!.