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Nine Guests for a Crime (1977)
July 28, 2012 | Thriller
Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Sofia Dionisio, Massimo Foschi and Dana Ghia
Language: Italian | Subtitles: English
Country: Italy | dvdrip
Also known as: Nove ospiti per un delitto, Un Urlo nella Notte
Description: While vacationing on a remote Mediterranean Island a group of nine guests from bourgeois family are stalked and killed one by one by a mysterious killer.
Review: Respectable effort ..A family consisting of a patriarch, his much younger wife, his troubled sister, his sons, and their wives go on a vacation to a remote Mediterranean island where years earlier the father and sons had murdered the lower-class lover of their sister/aunt. At first there are a lot of sexual shenanigans–one of the brothers succumbs to the temptation of his impotent brother’s hot-to-trot wife, the father’s young wife is carrying on with his other son right in the room where the man’s own wife slumbers. Eventually though the guests begin to be picked off one-by-one in rather grisly fashion, and the movie gets a lot more interesting. As others have said, this movie greatly resembles the Agatha Christie murder-mystery “Ten Little Indians”, even more so than some of the other Italian gialli that also mined that famous book for inspiration like “Five Dolls for an August Moon” and “The Weekend Murders”. (In fact, if you’re very familiar with the book, you might be able to guess the identity of the murderer in this one).