Review: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

Black gloves, red cloak, a white mask and beautiful women. Let the murders begin.

dvd“THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES”(La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte)
1972
Giallo
Italy

Director: Emilio P. Miraglia
Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti
Distributor: No Shame
Runtime: 100 mins
DVD REGION 1

“Are you surprised to hear my voice? I’m back from the grave, and I’m going to kill you!”

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An old myth about the Wildenbr├╝ck’s tells a story that every hundred years one of two sisters in the family will kill the other, and she will come back from the dead to kill seven victims, included the remaining sister. Now it’s 1972, and it seems like an accident has triggered another round of the old Wildenbr├╝ck myth. People around the estate and around a model-agency connected to the family gets killed in brutal ways. Is the old myth true or is it something else going on?

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A real Giallo treat from the heyday. Except for some weak characterizations there is loads of genre fun. The beautiful Barbara Bouchet heads the cast of sexy women in this mix of gothic horror and Giallo. The art direction and cinematography is looking great, and Miraglia drives the story in a steady pace. This film has one of the greatest soundtracks of the genre, and a great score weigh high with this reviewer. Thank you, Bruno Nicolai. A Giallo worth while your time.

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