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Author Topic: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)  (Read 16741 times)

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Despite the quite enticing cast (Daniela Giordano, Angela Infanti, Rosalba Neri, Karin Schubert) American director William L Rose's Giallo is an OK film but could've been better. After an encouraging opening in which a naked lady is strung up from the rafters and has her breasts poked with a giant skewer the film slows down and though thoroughly predictable is certainly watchable. Rosalba Neri's role in this is so small that I actually can't remember seeing her in this at all!

One point of interest is the guy in the red gimp suit  ::)



The copy I have is from the American Prism VHS, worryingly bearing the 'Joseph Brenner presents banner. Is this version one of his famous re-edits?

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Got a great trailer of the Brenner version on my MV disc of DEVILS WEDDING NIGHT,great clip of the guy in the red gimp suit whipping the life out of some young girl as well as some surprising gore.
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I've got that trailer! It's great isn't it! I'll get it upped to Youtube asap.  :'(
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According to the Blood & Black Lace book that American VHS is uncut. There is also a Japanese tape which is fullscreen as well.
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According to the Blood & Black Lace book that American VHS is uncut. There is also a Japanese tape which is fullscreen as well.

Marc would probably be the best person to confirm this...

Not seen this film, though I am a sucker for films with ski-masked killers  :-*
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He doesn't just wear a red ski mask either, his whole outfit is red including his little cape and leather gauntlets.  :-X
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He doesn't just wear a red ski mask either, his whole outfit is red including his little cape and leather gauntlets.  :-X
(Spoiler) Shouldn't that be a she? Maybe the person you can't remember.
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I couldn't remember to be honest. Thanks for reminding me though, it's been ages since I watched it all the way through.
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I couldn't remember to be honest. Thanks for reminding me though, it's been ages since I watched it all the way through.
I doubt she wore it for most of the scenes, I'll have to check, gives me a good excuse to rewatch it. That American trailer mentioned earlier is the business! Shame the film doesn't live up to it.
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I have anewspaper cutting somewhere with an interview with the director - William L. Rose (thought to be a pseudonymn for an Italian) was actually an American, making this the only giallo to be directed by an American.

As far as I'm aware no other versions of the film have surfaced.
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Watched this today. Borderline giallo in my opinion but what do I know....

As Jonny says, the film slows down a bit after the opening and is totally predictable but watchable. My favourite bit was the main guy getting his mates in as heavies at the end; made me think of a cheapskate James Bond 'end of film' sequence.
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Does anybody have any nude shots of Daniela Giordona? Shes a hottie :-\
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Does anybody have any nude shots of Daniela Giordona? Shes a hottie :-\

Its Daniela Giordano, not Giordona  :D
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I'm sure it's not half as entertaining as that trailer suggests, but I'm going to have to watch this at some point.
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