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

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

Directed by Sergio Martino

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An abusive writer is suspected of carrying out a series of murders with a sickle in this essential giallo from Sergio Martino and writer Ernesto Gastaldi (TORSO). Oliviero is lecherous, alcoholic, racist, and violent towards his wife (Anita Strindberg). So when his lovers start turning up dead, all eyes fall on him. But this is no ordinary whodunit-style giallo. Martino and Gastaldi are skilled at subverting audience expectations – and utilize the divine Edwige Fenech and elements from Poe’s “The Black Cat” to twist the screws ever so deliciously tighter and tighter... Contains sexual scenes, violence and gore.

An abusive writer is suspected of carrying out a series of murders with a sickle.

Cast: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli

Member Reviews

One of the better gialli, with an all-star cast, some crazy moments, a great twist, and a Poe-inspired finale.

jorgaba
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5 days ago

Ugly, cynical, perverse...all the attributes that a truly great giallo needs, in addition to great writing, directing and acting!

DoctorMenard
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1 week ago

This is one of my favorite giallos that I've seen. Though there's the not crazy colors and lighting that I love from Argento-type giallos, the pacing is nearly perfect and there are plenty of twists to keep it interesting. I love the elements they took from Poe. Not to mention my eyeballs were popping out of my head because Fenech and Strindberg are unbelievably hot.

jwright
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3 weeks ago

one of my favorite giallo !!!

jazzyvamps
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4 months ago

Excellent giallo and definitely one of the better ones. Drags a bit in the middle but otherwise fantastic.

FrinkyDinky
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7 months ago