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The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
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The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
Original name: La casa dalle finestre che ridono
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stefano, a young restorer is commissioned to save a fresco representing the suffering of St. Sebastiano. The fresco painter was Legnani, and the fresco is his last work. Legnani apparently was mentally disturbed. He was used to paint people close to die or in agony. These facts together with the strange atmosphere that surround this village near Ferrara, in the north of Italy, contribute to put Stefano in a nightmare reality. Soon reality will change into horror.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: transvestism, investigation, obsession, murder, small town, crimes, village, sexual relations, life is a bitch, village life, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, amateur detective, haunted by the past, small town life, couples, gender, deadly, unlikely criminals, social relations, mystery, whodunit, love, rape, painter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The House of the Laughing Windows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, sadism, danger, gore and psychopath mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The House of the Laughing Windows: Don't Torture a Duckling (1972), Blood and Black Lace (1964), Bloodstained Shadow (1978), What Have You Done to Solange? (1972), The French Sex Murders (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, police investigation, child murder, obsession, small town, journalism, amateur detective, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Monaco, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, woman in danger, danger, slasher, strangulation, psychopath, model, masked killer, blackmail, whodunit, murder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Bloodstained Shadow (1978)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A murder mystery set on an island near Venice. A schoolgirl was murdered seven years ago, and the case was never solved; now, the murderer seems to be back.
Style: erotic, realistic, mind bending, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, murder, whodunit, psychopath, clergy, amateur detective, transsexual, gory, crime, dangerous attraction, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, victorian era
Place: europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After several coeds are murdered at a college, a professor (Fabio Testi) who is involved with a student becomes a suspect, along with several other male and female teachers.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, college, secret, law enforcement, investigation, teenage life, deadly, power relations, youth, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia and help the police in ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, voyeurism, mind game, mystery killer, police detective, attempted murder, danger, female killer, maniac, stalking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The French Sex Murders (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The plot involves the murder of a prostitute in a Paris brothel (run by early 60's sex symbol Anita Ekberg). It's blamed on a jealous client, but the lead detective ("Bogey")suspects otherwise. And when the murders continue after ...
Style: realistic, erotic, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: danger, investigation, serial killer, murder, prostitute, deadly, couples, vengeance, psychopath, transsexual, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.
Style: gothic, serious, scary, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, small town, sadism, crimes, animal life, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, deadly, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Killer Nun (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sexual, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, psychopath, hospital, addiction, torture, adultery, perversion, nun, sex, revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife.
Style: light, serious, mind bending, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, paralysis, psychopath, mind game, knife, jacket, spa, wasp, victim, stalker, hat ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Opera (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, killer, slasher, knife murder, obsession, gory, supernatural, vengeance, cult, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, murder, psychopath, investigation, crimes, mysterious character, who done it, deadly, multiple suspects, woman in danger, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter and a blind retired journalist try to solve a series of murders. The crimes are connected to experiments by a pharmaceutical company in secret research. The two end up becoming targets of the killer.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, car chase, perversion, stalking, blind man, mystery, gory, chase, crime, anchor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Beast Kills in Cold Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, mind bending, sexual ...
Plot: murder, clinic, serial killer, obsession, shower, sex, underwear, arrow, nurse, nymphomaniac, doctors and patients, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Blood Brides (1970)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A madman haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife carves a corpse-laden trail.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surreal, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, gory, deadly, family life, fashion, homicidal maniac, serial murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, psychopath, danger, serial killer, investigation, mental illness, track down, mind game, woman in danger, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, lebanon, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Death at the Villa (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, danger, sexual abuse, mental illness, repression, serial killer, violence, rape, doctor, unlikely criminals, crime, sexual relations ...
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by a hard edged and jealous bi-sexual, Gisella, married to a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, knife murder, riddles and clues, who done it, witnessing a crime, violence spree, sexual relations, crimes, psychopath, mysterious character, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.
Style: gothic, psychological, suspenseful, scary, captivating ...
Plot: murder, killer, violence, fear, anger, rage, human monster, psycho killer, jealousy, adultery, female psychopath, confusion ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: seance, murder, doctor, hallucination, mind game, gory, deadly, haunted by the past, mystery, unfulfillment, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: murder, danger, serial killer, investigation, student, priest, slasher killer, clergy, mystery, crimes, gory, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, harsh, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, slasher, murder, human monster, prostitute, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, dark ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, serial killer, slasher, stalking, danger, transvestism, psychopath, on the run, stalker, killer, secret ...
Time: 80s
Place: tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Fifth Cord (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Luigi Bazzoni (Le Orme) directed this outstanding giallo thriller starring Franco Nero as a hard-drinking newspaperman who gets involved in a string of brutal murders.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, stalking, psycho, reporter, voyeur, sexual obsession, crimes, danger, dishonesty, couples, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, australia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Plot: masked killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, perversion, stalking, countryside, college, investigation, mystery killer, deadly, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: italy, southern italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious, tall, blonde woman, wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexual, psychological, clever ...
Plot: murder, panties pulled down, serial killer, violence, psychiatrist, manipulation, guilt, psychopath, transsexual, cross dressing, friendship, desire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Card Player (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, police investigation, investigation, psychopath, murder, police, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: estate, uncover truth, losing-it hero, danger, woman in danger, murder, ghost, hopes, crimes, mystery, starting over, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, kidnapping, woman in danger, violence, black gloves, knife murder, danger, stalking, gory ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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