Sette note in nero (1977)

Italy,
95m
35mm film, Telecolor, Vistavision
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It was originally released in Italy on 10 August 1977.

Plot Summary

A clairvoyant discovers a skeleton hidden behind a wall in her house. With the help of a psychiatrist, she tries to find out how it came to be there. Her visions become more frightening as she comes to realise that her life is in danger.

Credits

Crew
Director: Lucio Fulci
Cinecompany, Rizzoli
Producer: Franco Cuccu
Production Manager: Franco Cuccu
Assistant Production Manager: Carlo Cucchi
Script: Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti, Dardano Sacchetti
Assistant Director: Roberto Giandalia
Director of Photography: Sergio Salvati
Camera Operator: Franco Bruni
Assistant Camera: Maurizio Lucchini, Claudio Farinelli
Chief Electrician: Alfredo Fedeli
Key Grip: Luciano Micheli
Stills: Luciano Adiutori
Editors: Ornella Michelli, Bruno Michelli
Assistant Editor: Mario D'Ambrosio
Assistant Cutter: Bruno Micheli
Music: Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, Vincente Tempera
Conductor: Vince Tempera
Theme Recorded By: Gil Ventura
Song: Ernest, Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, Vincenzo Tempera (With You)
Song Performed By: Linda Lee (With You)
Sound Technician: Raul Montesanti
Boom: Alfonso Montesanti
Sound Effects: Renato Marinelli
Synchronization, Soundtrack Produced at: Cinefonico Palatino
English Version Dubbing Editor: Tony La Penna at CDS Via Margutta
Costume Designer: Massimo Lentini
Wardrobe: Carmen Pericolo
Jewelry: Bulgari
Furs: Fendi
Hats: Venturi
Shoes: Salato
Make Up Artist: Maurizio Giustini
Assistant Make Up Artist: Antonio Maltempo
Set Designer: Luciano Spadoni
Assistant Set Designer: Roberta Tomassetti
Prop Master: Goffredo Massetti
Continuity: Rita Agostini
Production Secretary: Marco Gionnoni
Business Manager: Roberto Penna

Cast
Jennifer O'Neill (Virginia Ducci)
Gianni Garko (Francesco Ducci)
Marc Porel (Luca Fattori)
Gabriele Ferzetti (Emilio Rospini)
Jenny Tamburi (Bruna)
Ida Galli (Gloria Ducci)
Fabrizio Jovine (Commissioner D'Elia)
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti (Melli)
Loredana Savelli (Giovanna Rospini)
Salvatore Puntillo (second cab driver)
Bruno Corazzari (Canevari)
Vito Passeri (caretaker)
Franco Angrisano (first cab driver)
Veronica Michielini (Giuliana Casati)
Paolo Pacino (Russi)
Fausta Avelli (Virginia as a girl)
Elizabeth Turner (Virginia's Mother)
Ugo D'Alessio (art gallery owner)
Luigi Diberti (judge)

Alternative Titles

Dolce Come Morire
Death Tolls Seven Times
Demoniac
L'emmuree vivante
Murder to the Tune of Seven Black Notes
Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes
Passione e sentimento
The Psychic – USA

References

Books

  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.324 – credits, review
  • Beyond Terror by Stephen Thrower pp.100-103; 277 – illustrated article, review; credits

Magazines

  • Cinefantastique vol.8 no.4 p.23 – review
  • Delirium no.2 – review, credits
  • European Trash Cinema vol.2 no.6 p.33 – review
  • Mad Movies no.22 pp.13, 16, 17, 23 – illustrated article
  • Starburst no.30 p.22 – review
  • Video Watchdog no.7 p.15 – review