very rare [neglected] Italian thriller from director Beppe Cino tells
the story of a man named Luca who - along with his girlfriend Margit
- returns to the abandoned villa of his youth. As expected, it turns
out not to be a good idea. Twenty years previously, Luca had accidentally
pushed and killed his sister (from the rooftop) after she frightened
him with an Onibaba mask. Now Luca has come back to face his demons.
He starts seeing the dead girl on the estate, suggesting either that
he is going insane or someone is trying to scare him. Then, soon, someone
in an Onibaba mask starts killing people.
film, critically compared to Pupi Avati's
HOUSE WITH WINDOWS THAT LAUGH, won Best First Work at
the 1987 Fantafestival. It's is an early project from Beppe Cino, shot
before he began using the more familiar Bob J. Ross alias. He is better
known for other behind-the-scenes work like scriptwriting, editing and
assistant director (under the pseudonym Giuseppe Cino, he was AD for
Mario Garuazzo's EYES
BEHIND THE STARS). Beppe Cino, born February 1947, is still
active today, helming mostly documentaries for Italian television.
An Italian film
with English subtitles; fullscreen format, uncut (85 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include theatrical
For Mature Audiences