La Casa Del Tappeto Giallo (1983)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Giallo  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Director Carlo Lizzani left behind his typically political interests in favor of pure sex and violence in this convoluted thriller. A married woman selling the title carpet, which a Persian legend holds to be yellow only to highlight the color of blood, is visited by an older man while her husband is out. What follows is a labyrinthine tangle of incestuous urges, poisonings, psychosexual sadism, drug abuse, and torture. Despite having been filmed for television, this bizarre film -- based on a play by Aldo Selleri -- is quite graphic. Perverse sexual situations and knifepoint torture abound, while at one point a syringe is stabbed into an eyelid in close-up. Erland Josephson, Beatrice Romand, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, and Milena Vukotic lead the talented cast.

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demon, demonic-possession, heirloom, investigation, murder, supernatural-forces