Sei donne per l’assassino (1964)

Italy, France, Monaco,
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.85:1
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava.

Plot Summary

Fashion models at a boarding house are being stalked and murdered by a masked killer.


Directed by: Mario Bava
An Emmepi Cinematografica production. Emmepi Cinematografica -Roma, Georges de Beauregard – Parigi, Monachia Film – Monaco
Produced by: Massimo Patrizi and Alfred Mirabel
Story and Screenplay by: Marcello Fondato
In collaboration with Giuseppe Barilla [Joe Barilla on English language prints], Mario Bava
English version Directed, Produced and Written by: Lou Moss [English language version]
Screen Adaptation: Kelly Leon [English language version]
Director of Photography: Ubaldo Terzano [Herman Tarzana on English language prints]
Editor: Mario Serandreai [Mark Suran on English language prints]
Music by: Carlo Rustichelli [Carl Rustic on English language prints]
Sound: Vittorio Trentino [Victor Trenton on English language prints]
Costumes: Tina Grani [Tina Grand on English language prints]
Miss Bartok's Costumes by: Eleanor Garnett
Make-up: Emilio Trani [Emil Trainor on English language prints]
Hair Stylist: Marisa Laganga [Maria Logan on English language prints]
Art Director: Arrigo Breschi [Harry Brest on English language prints]
Studio: A.T.C., Roma

Cameron Mitchell (Massimo Morlacchi [Max Morlan in English language prints])
Eva Bartok (Countess Cristiana/Christina Cuomo)
Thomas Reiner (Inspector Silvestri [Inspector Sylvester in English language prints])
Arianna Gorini [Arian Gorin on English language prints] (Nicole)
Dante Di Paolo (Franco/Frank Scala, antiquarian)
Mary Arden (Peggy)
Franco Ressel [Frank Russel on English language prints] (M Riccardo Morelli [Richard Morell in English language prints])
Claude Dantes (Tao-Li)
Luciano Pigozzi [Louis Pigot on English language prints] (Cesare Lazzarini [Cesare Lazzare in English language prints])
Lea Krugher [Lea Lander on English language prints] (Greta)
Massimo Righi [Max Right on English language prints (Marco)
Francesca Ungaro [Frances Right on English language prints] (Isabella)
Giuliano Raffaelli [Julian Rafael on English language prints] (Inspector Zanchin)
Hariette White Medin [a pseudonym for Harriet White Medin] (Clarice)
Mara Carmosino [Mary Carmen on English language prints]
Heidi Stroh [Heidi Troy on English language prints]
Enzo Cerusico (garage attendant)
Nadia Anty [Nadia Antin on English language prints]

Alternative Titles

6 femmes pour l'assassin – French title
6 gynaikes gia to dolofono – Greek title
6 mujeres para el asesino – Mexican title
Aima kai mavri dantella – Greek video title
Aima sti mavri dantela – Greek re-release title
L'Atelier de la mort – French Canadian title
L'Atelier de la peur – French title
Blod och svarta spetsar – Swedish title
Blood and Black Lace – English language title
Blutige Seide – West German title
Fashion House of Death
Hat halott modell
– Hungarian title
Hat nö és a gyilkos – Hungarian television title
Himotappaja – Finnish title
Jernhånden i rædselsnatten – Danish title
Lustmördaren – Swedish Finnish title
Moderu renzoku satsujin! – Japanese title
Sei donne per l'assassino – Italian title
Seis mujeres para el asesino – Mexican, Spanish, Uruguayan title
Seis mujeres para un asesino – Argentine title
Seis Mulheres Para o Assassino – Brazilian title
Seis Mulheres Para Um Assassino – Portuguese title
Sest zensk za morilca – Slovenian title
Verta ja mustaa pitsiä – Finnish title
Der Würger mit der Maske – Austrian title

Extracts included in
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004)
Eurotika!: Blood and Black Lace: A Short History of the Italian Horror Film (1999)
Hell Broth (2011)
Matador (1986)
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
Urban Gothic (2002)
Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the (2016)



  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.33 no.385 (February 1966) p.18 – credits, synopsis, review


  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.100, 133, 136-38, 139, 204, 243
  • The Haunted World of Mario Bava by Troy Howarth pp.98-107; 336 – illustrated review; credits
  • Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers by Lawrence McCallum pp.39-43 – illustrated synopsis, credits, review
  • Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark by Tim Lucas pp.541-543 – illustrated review, synopsis, production notes, credits
  • by Walt Lee p.40 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.63-64 – credits, review