Il Profumo della Signora in Nero (The Perfume of the Lady in Black)
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Il Profumo della Signora in Nero (The Perfume of the Lady in Black)
Francesco Barilli, star of Prima della Rivoluzione, made his directorial debut with this unique, hallucinatory horror-thriller. Mimsy Farmer portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions. She sees a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror, strangers following her everywhere she goes, and a ghostly little girl reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, who may be Sylvia herself as a child. It turns out that Sylvia stabbed her mother's sexually abusive boyfriend to death long ago, and now her visions are driving her to madness and cleaver-murders. The other… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the most tense, and delectably unfathomable Italian horror films ever made... as pure as any cinematic depiction of descent into insanity."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"There's no lack of mood and atmosphere, key elements both, but there isn't enough anchoring them to plot or character for it to matter."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"... the hall of mirrors reflecting reality and fantasy back on one another is part of the fun and the Satanic reverberations of the conspiratorial climax only adds to the mystery."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com