The House of the Laughing Windows ★★★★½

Richly textured, relatively subdued gothic giallo. Well, as subdued as a folk-horror giallo about an art restorer summoned to repair a fresco by a deranged syphilitic painter who captures his subjects as they are dying, and his incestuous relationship with his equally twisted sisters. With a great creepy slow-burn atmosphere, painterly cinematography, attractive performances, and a wonderfully preposterous finalé, La casa dalle finestre che ridono is an instant favorite.

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