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A Blade in the Dark

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Director: Lamberto Bava

Actors: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo


A young composer rents a secluded villa to work on a score for a horror film. The villa's serene atmosphere is perfect for his work, but he soon becomes entangled in disturbing events that start to occur around him. As night falls, the composer hears mysterious noises and experiences strange occurrences, hinting that he may not be alone in the sprawling estate. His curiosity piqued, he begins to explore the dark corners of the property, uncovering secrets that the shadows of the villa seem to jealously guard.

The tranquility of the villa is shattered as the composer becomes an unwilling witness to a series of violent and seemingly inexplicable events. One by one, individuals connected to the house's past arrive and disappear under terrifying circumstances, causing him to question his sanity and the reality of what he's experiencing. Drawn deeper into a labyrinth of fear, the composer's investigation leads him to encounter bizarre clues that suggest a connection between the villa's history and the bloody scenes from the film he's scoring. As the line between his life and the horror film blurs, he finds himself caught in a nightmare that grips the once peaceful villa with a palpable sense of dread.


Writers: Dardano Sacchetti, Elisa Briganti

Release Date: 06 Aug 1983

Runtime: 108 min

Rating: Unrated

Country: Italy

Language: English, Italian


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Score: 82

A Blade in the Dark

4K UHD Blu Ray

Technical prowess meets genre nostalgia, but extras and storytelling fall short.

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