Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Ghost A.K.K. The Spectre (1963)

An Italian horror mystery directed by Riccardo Freda, starring Barbara Steele.
A rich man is paralyzed and has a young wife. His doctor lives with him and together they are trying to cure the paralysis. The doctor and the wife are having an affair behind the man's back and in his own house. When he dies, the young wife and doctor go searching for his money.
This was very dry and boring. The plot developed very slowly, only coming into full bloom at the very end. The characters were a little stereotypical, but relatively believable. The pacing was extremely slow. I could tell by the video style that it was Italian. What tipped me off was the video being so dark and underexposed with few brightly lit areas amidst the inky blackness. If you like Italian horror from the '60s, you will like this. I don't and rate it poor.

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