The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)
aka L’assassino ha riservato nove poltrone
Genre: Mystery | Thriller | Horror | Giallo
Country: Italy | Director: Giuseppe Bennati
Language: English or Italian (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 103mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×698 – 23.976fps – 4.26gb

Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theater inside his villa. Within a short time, the guests realize that they are trapped. A merciless killer then begins to murder them one by one.

This is a surprisingly entertaining Italian giallo that resembles a lot of later American slasher movies more than it does the earlier or contemporary Italian thrillers. As in slasher films like “Stage Fright” (both versions), “Popcorn”, and “Clown at Midnight” this film is basically about nine people who attend a showing at a mysteriously deserted theater and find themselves trapped inside and picked off one-by-one by a mysterious masked killer, who may be motivated by revenge.

This movie is much closer to the stylish gialli than amateurish slasher movies in quality, and instead of having a cast of adolescent American nitwits, the cast is made up of sumptuous European beauties who spend much of the movie in various states of undress.


The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)