Saturday, July 22, 2017

Death on the Fourposter (1964)

Directed by Jean Josipovici
My rating: 2 stars out of 4

Bored Italian young adults travel to the remote castle of a friend for a night of drinking and girls. They play various games to pass the time, while the girls try on old clothes they find in the attic. Two mysterious visitors arrive, one of them holding a mock seance where he foretells that some of them will die. Soon his predictions start to come true and one of them turns up dead. Suspicions run rampant through the night and more bodies turn up. Typical "old dark house" mystery, complete with sliding doors and hidden passageways, slightly updated for the 60's, but now itself outdated. Unsatisfying final reveal of the killer. John Drew Barrymore is the party host, made during his six-year hiatus from Hollywood in Italy.

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