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      Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

      1972 1h 36m Mystery & Thriller Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 65% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Oliviero is a drunk, burned-out writer who amuses himself by hosting orgies and humiliating his wife. When a number of women are murdered in grisly fashion, Oliviero becomes a prime suspect. Read More Read Less

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      Gayle Sequeira BFI Death and desire are inextricable in this clever reworking of Poe’s short story, which trades the first-person POV of a man ruing the growing blight upon his soul for a slasher thriller in which the identity of the perpetrator initially remains a mystery. Mar 4, 2024 Full Review Joe Lipsett Horror Queers Podcast Martino's Giallo doesn't adhere strictly to the traditional rules of the subgenre and it's all the better for it. Edwige Fenech and Anita Strindberg are both fantastic in this beautifully voyeuristic adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat. Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2023 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...a wonderfully lurid, pervy and overheated melodrama... Rated: 3/5 Oct 13, 2021 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Overdone but enjoyable. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 3, 2021 Full Review Jordan M. Smith IONCINEMA.com Visually sumptuous, narratively thrilling and musically memorable, Martino's take on Poe is an absolutely delightful melodramatic hybrid giallo. Rated: 3/5 Oct 20, 2020 Full Review Glenn Heath Jr. San Diego CityBeat Giallo is often about keeping characters (and audiences) off balance. Your Vice... does so with effortless glee, embracing the frazzled and warped headspace of people who believe they are immune to fate's spiteful sense of comeuppance. Aug 20, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      JJJJJJ J The plot is interesting enough I guess. This film really just does nothing to set its self apart... and there is way to much nudity. The plot of this film is definitely not generic in someways but it just isn't particularly great or thought provoking either. Stylistically, it is very much your basic giallo. Okay but not great. A good watch for fans of the genre but a skip otherwise. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/28/23 Full Review IrateTyrant C Giallo masterpiece that borrows from Poe This is the type of movie that followed me after I had viewed it. The acting is superb, throughout. Despite the fact that most Italian directors of that time insisted on using a sound set instead of micing in their actors, it resonates with beautiful collages of mastery. The twists in the story arc it in ways that are unique and interesting. Even though they treated the servant like racists, the overwhelming sympathy for the characters is something that shines through the story. This is a feat that is not possible, usually. I loathed the part where they mutilated the cat, who was an onscreen presence throughout the movie. Loved this movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/29/23 Full Review daniele u Mezzo voto in più per Edwige Fenech coi capelli corti, bellissima. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review kevin c An obnoxious and misogynistic author becomes a suspect when several women turn up murdered in and around his estate. Italian murder mystery done very well. Sort of predictable but still effective and worth watching. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Sergio Martino's classic giallo is a sleazy, sexual reworking of Poe's 'The Black Cat'. Martino adeptly handles the intricate plot and the three lead actors give memorably delicious performances. Definitely one of the more interesting genre pictures. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Boy men just do not know what two women could possibly do in the bedroom, do they? Like most giallos, this has a better title and poster than movie. That said this is definitely one of the more watchable ones as far as plot goes. Dopey but amusing and decently brisk. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Oliviero is a drunk, burned-out writer who amuses himself by hosting orgies and humiliating his wife. When a number of women are murdered in grisly fashion, Oliviero becomes a prime suspect.
      Director
      Sergio Martino
      Screenwriter
      Adriano Bolzoni, Ernesto Gastaldi, Sauro Scavolini
      Production Co
      Lea Produktion
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 17, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 36m
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