Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LA DAMA ROSSA UCCIDE SETTE VOLTE - "The Red Queen Kills Seven Times" (1972)

Hey! Welcome to my last Wednesday of the Countdown to Halloween! I thought I had a good one for you, but this movie isn't near as Halloweenie as I thought it was going to be!
But......It is what it is!

The title is "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte," and the literal translation is "The Red Queen Kills Seven Times!" If you want to get really confused, it was also released as "Horror House," "Blood Feast," "Feast Of Flesh," and "The Corpse Which Didn't Want To Die!" For the record, most of those titles have nothing to do with the actual movie!

"La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte" can be quite opulent at times!

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the main ingredient in most Italian Giallos is the colour red, blood red!

I show you this still for two reasons, 1972 stereo, and 1972 phone!

Here's our decennial shout out to all you Vespa lovers!

"La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte" goes from high fashion to.........

.......Super low fashion!!

"La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte" is worth a watch just for arty interiors and fashion like this! 1972 only happened once, and it was different!

"La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte" is chock full of beautiful women like Pia Giancaro of "The Evil Eye," and "Curse Of The Butterfly" fame!

But don't forget, it is a bloody murder mystery!

As what can only be considered the ultimate insult, the maniac not only kills this gal, she also steals her bug!

How about those glasses? Wow!

And what about this cat's pad? Ever seen anything like that before?

Don't forget that despite all the fashion, "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte" is a grisly and garish slasher film!

Here she comes again now now!
The real title says it all, and indeed, the Queen does commit seven murders, but whether she's really the Red Queen or not is a different story!

Pretty good nightmare visit from the Red Queen!

We don't usually show much nudity, but it's hard to get a shot of Sybil (Naughty Nymphs) Danning with her clothes on, and besides, everybody's seen her naked at least once anyway!

The elegant Marina (Seven Blood-Stained Orchids, All The Colors Of The Dark) Malfatti just passed away last year at the age of 83!

 The last and main beauty in the cast was Barbara Bouchet who is still working today! Thank goodness for small miracles! She might not be a household name, but besides an array of Giallo flicks, Barbara was in "In Harm's Way," and "Agent For H.A.R.M.!!" She was Moneypenny in "Casino Royale," she was in a "Star Trek," and a "Man From U.N.C.L.E." episode. She was in "Don't Torture A Duckling," "Duck In Orange Sauce," and "Death Rage!"
 But when it's all said and done, personally, I think the weirdest thing about "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte" is that the killer Red Queen is named Evelyn, and she has essentially come back from the grave, and that Director Emilio Miraglia's previous movie before this was called "The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave!"
Despite all the thrashing and slashing, I'm thinking Emilio was having a pretty good laugh on us all!

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