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Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)

La morte negli occhi del gatto (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 12 April 1973 (Italy)
In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

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Antonio Margheriti (story and screenplay), Giovanni Simonelli (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Birkin ... Corringa
Hiram Keller ... Lord James MacGrieff
Françoise Christophe ... Lady Mary MacGrieff
Venantino Venantini ... Father Robertson
Doris Kunstmann ... Suzanne
Anton Diffring ... Dr. Franz
Dana Ghia ... Lady Alicia
Konrad Georg Konrad Georg ... Campbell (as George Korrade)
Serge Gainsbourg ... Police inspector
Luciano Pigozzi ... Angus (as Alan Collins)
Bianca Doria Bianca Doria ... Janet Campbell
Franco Ressel ... Priest
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella ... Policeman (as Penella Alessandro)
Bruno Boschetti Bruno Boschetti ... Policeman with moustaches
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In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.

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Death means NOTHING to a beast with nine lives!


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Release Date:

12 April 1973 (Italy) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 61830 delivered on 6-2-1973. See more »

Quotes

Suzanne: Why all these scruples all of a sudden? When you found me, you knew I was a slut.
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Just Emulate The Titular Tabby
18 October 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

"Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye" (1973) is a very unusual kind of giallo film, taking place as it does not in modern times, but rather in what appears to be the early 20th century. Is it a giallo or is it a Gothic murder mystery with a high body count? I suppose the answer must be "Who cares?" when a picture is as fun as this one. The film shows us what happens when the young, pretty Corringa (Jane Birkin) returns to her aunt's ancestral Scottish castle of Dragonstone after an extended absence; namely, a series of increasingly bizarre murders amongst the oddball inmates of the house. The picture combines some slightly graphic homicides (you know how many, and which household pet witnesses them, from the film's title, right?) with vampire lore, some hinted-at lesbianism, a maddened orangutan (who looks like a "Jungle Jim" gorilla), ravenous rats, bats, secret passageways, cemetery exploits, and incest to make one wild and heady melange. The film also features stylish direction by Antonio Margheriti, as well as gorgeous set decoration (the picture is very handsomely produced) that is shown to good advantage on this stunning-looking DVD from Blue Underground (although it's a shame that no subtitles option is offered). And how nice to see Anton Diffring, whose performance in 1960's "Circus of Horrors" so impressed me, here again playing another suave slimeball! As regards the potential viewer of "Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye" and his or her ability to guess the identity of the killer, my advice would be to not even try. Just emulate the titular tabby, sit back and enjoy the show!


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