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Paganini Horror (1989)

When a female rock band use an infamous old piece of sheet music to record their new album in an old mansion, they accidentally open a portal to hell.

Director:

Luigi Cozzi

Writers:

Luigi Cozzi (screenplay), Raimondo Del Balzo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Daria Nicolodi ... Sylvia Hackett
Jasmine Maimone Jasmine Maimone ... Kate (as Jasmine Main)
Pascal Persiano Pascal Persiano ... Daniel
Maria Cristina Mastrangeli Maria Cristina Mastrangeli ... Lavinia
Michel Klippstein Michel Klippstein ... Elena
Pietro Genuardi Pietro Genuardi ... Mark Singer
Luana Ravegnini Luana Ravegnini ... Rita
Roberto Giannini Roberto Giannini
Giada Cozzi Giada Cozzi ... Sylvia as a child
Elena Pompei Elena Pompei ... Sylvia's mother
Perla Costantini Perla Costantini
Donald Pleasence ... Mr. Pickett
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Storyline

The female rock and roll band formed by Kate, Elena and Rita want to release a new album, but their producer Lavinia refuses since their songs are very poor. Their friend Daniel buys a piece of music from a stranger called Mr. Pickett that explains that the music was written by Paganini himself and never released. Lavinia believes that the music will become a hit and she hires the filmmaker Mark Singer to make a videoclip in a manor she has hired from her acquaintance Sylvia Hackett. Soon Rita and Daniel disappear and the floor collapses beneath Kate that also vanishes in the hole. The survivors try to flee from the real state but they discover that they are trapped in hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Music

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Melodía de horror See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Fulvia Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Danuta Lato was the first choice for the role of Kate. See more »

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Good only to laugh at it
15 January 2006 | by monofronSee all my reviews

It's not a surprise that Luigi Cozzi, after this movie, never shot a film again (except for two documentaries). This thing is not worth being called a movie (I've directed better films with my friends). The attempt of the director to give the film a photography reminiscent of the chromatic games of Suspiria is simply pathetic, and is nonetheless the better thing of the movie. However this film made me laugh so much with my friends that I should forgive its uselessness and its ugliness. We had a lot of fun. There are two sequences in Paganini Horror (one at the beginning, the other close to the ending) so silly and dumb that you can't do nothing but laugh.. unfortunately the rest of the movie can be quietly trashed away, its boringness is something unbelievable (especially during the music scenes). Maybe this film owes its only appeal to the bad acting of the actors, the principal cause of hilarity. But even the script is wonderful: the invisible barrier is surely the lowest (or highest) moment of the film...


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