La Casa dalle finestre che ridono (The House of the Laughing Windows) (1976)

La Casa dalle finestre che ridono (The House of the Laughing Windows)

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Though fans of typical Italian horror films may find House With the Windows That Laugh lacking in the stylistic excesses of many of its contemporary companion pieces, it exceeds its contemporaries in almost every other area. Imbued with an overwhelming sense of dread that grows to an almost unbearable pitch, director Pupi Avati sets the deliberate pace of the film in contrast with the sense of solemn oppression that never ceases from the first to the last frame of the film. As the painter hired … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Antonio Avati, Pupi Avati, Gianni Cavina, Maurizio Costanzo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 11, 2003
Runtime:
A.M.A. Film

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as Coppola

as Antonio Mazza

as Teacher

as Mayor Solmi
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Critic Reviews for La Casa dalle finestre che ridono (The House of the Laughing Windows)

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | April 14, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

certainly a gripping giallo, but also an intelligent allegory of post-war Italy's struggles to emerge from the Fascist outrages of its recent past.

Full Review… | July 9, 2007
Eye for Film

October 1, 2005
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Audience Reviews for La Casa dalle finestre che ridono (The House of the Laughing Windows)

I don't think I'll throw my hat in the ring and claim this to be one of the top ten giallos of all time. Far from it actually. I found this one to be utterly confusing with so much poor plotting and a ridiculous amount of red herrings that I was left a bit dumbfounded at the end. With a little bit of thought, I understood everything, but it still left so many questions unanswered. The atmospherics and the build are reasonably good, but the plot is a bit lost. So many twists and turns aren't always necessary, in my opinion. It has some merit, perhaps more than its worth, but I wouldn't recommend it for most horror fans. They might be overly befuddled.

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Tim Salmons

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½

Suspenseful and intriguing. Certainly not your typical giallo.

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vieras esine

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Nicely shot...well acted...great loactions...interesting story.
But it suffered greatly from very poor editing, which made the story feel disjointed and slightly confusing at times.

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Robert C

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