Movies You Should Watch If You Like Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)

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A Bay of Blood (1971)

Starring: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati
Duration: 1h 24mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

At night in her bayside mansion, wheelchair-bound Countess Federica Donati is attacked and strangled to death by her husband Filippo Donati.
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Opera (1987)

Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery

When Mara Cecova, the arrogant and ill-tempered star of an avant-garde production of Verdi's Macbeth at the Parma Opera House, is injured after getting hit by a car outside the theater during an argument with the director, Cecova's young understudy, Betty (Cristina Marsillach), is given the coveted role of Lady Macbeth.
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Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

Starring: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Maria is interrupted during a massage by her angry husband, Paolo. He has proof she has been unfaithful to him, though she denies it.
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The Killer Nun (1979)

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra, Alida Valli, Massimo Serato
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Killer Nun (also known as Suor Omicidi, or Deadly Habits) is a 1979 Italian nunsploitation film directed and co-written by Giulio Berruti and co-written by Alberto Tarallo.
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The New York Ripper (1982)

Starring: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A decomposed human hand is found in New York City. It is identified by the police as belonging to Anne Lynne, a local model.
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Sam Dalmas is an American writer vacationing in Rome with his English model girlfriend Julia.
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

Starring: Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi, Luigi Diberti
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Detective Anna Manni travels to Florence on the trail of a serial rapist and murderer, Alfredo Grossi.
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The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971)

Starring: James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An unknown individual breaks into the Terzi Medical Institute but apparently takes nothing.
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The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)

Starring: Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano, Gianni Cavina, Giulio Pizzirani
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Stefano (Lino Capolicchio) arrives in a village of the Valli di Comacchio area where he has been employed to restore a fresco depicting what appears to be the martyring of Saint Sebastian, which has been painted on a rotting wall of the local church by a mysterious, long-dead artist named Legnani.
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Friday the 13th (1980)

Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film produced and directed by Sean S.
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The Card Player (2004)

Starring: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Adalberto Maria Merli
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The film centers around a serial killer known as "The Card Player", who is kidnapping young women in Rome.
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The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)

Starring: Rosanna Schiaffino, Chris Avram, Eva Czemerys, Lucretia Love
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theatre inside his villa, a place which later reveals itself as sinister.
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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Starring: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In the small Southern Italian village of Accendura, three local boys, Bruno, Michele, and Tonino are engaged in mischief and other activities.
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Deep Red (1975)

Starring: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In silhouette against the wall of a living room, one figure stabs another to death. A bloody knife falls to the floor at a child's feet.
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Autopsy (1975)

Starring: Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock, Carlo Cataneo
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Autopsy (original Italian title Macchie solari, also known as The Victim and Corpse) is a 1975 Italian giallo-horror film directed by Armando Crispino.
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The Toolbox Murders (1978)

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A man dressed in black drives through Los Angeles. Near a car dealership, the man has a flashback of a car accident that occurred at the site which killed a young woman.
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What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

Starring: Fabio Testi, Karin Baal, Cristina Galbó, Joachim Fuchsberger
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

While in a boat making out with a college professor, a young woman sees a man with a knife stabbing another woman in the woods on the nearby shore.
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Pieces (1982)

Starring: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In 1942, a 10-year-old named Timmy plays with a jigsaw puzzle of a nude woman when his unhinged mother walks in and chastises him for it.
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Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)

Starring: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Solvi Stubing
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Mystery, Thriller

After a fashion model dies while undergoing an illegal abortion, the attending doctor moves her body back to her home, staging her death to remove any trace of his involvement.
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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Comedy

The film opens with pub landlord and frequent holidaymaker Vic Flange (Sid James) openly flirting with the sassy saucepot widow Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) as his battleaxe wife, Cora (Joan Sims), looks on with disdain.