The Perfume Of The Lady In Black (1974)
aka Il profumo della signora in nero
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller | Giallo
Country: Italy | Director: Francesco Barilli
Language: Italian or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 103mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×690 – 23.976fps – 3.99gb
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.
“The Perfume of the Lady in Black” by Francesco Barilli is an extremely stylish and beautifully shot occult horror film that is often regarded as one of the most underrated Italian horror movies ever made.
This film influenced the works of Dario Argento – there are themes and set-pieces that would re-appear, virtually unchanged, in Argento’s “Deep Red”, “Suspiria” and “Inferno”. The cinematography is simply astounding and the score by Nicola Piovani is genuinely creepy. Mimsy Farmer plays an industrial scientist named Silvia who is troubled by strange hallucinations. These images that seem so real point to a tragic event from her childhood: the suicide of her mother.
“The Perfume of the Lady in Black” is obviously inspired by both “Don’t Look Now” and “Rosemary’s Baby”, but there are some lashings of grisly violence (the evisceration/cannibalism scene is particularly nasty and gruesome). Overall,this Italian baffling psycho-shocker is a suitably unsettling exercise in psychological horror with incredibly beautiful Mimsy Farmer. A must-see for anyone interested in Italian horror.