Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi
Actors: Sofia Dionisio, Massimo Foschi, Dana Ghia
Language: Italian (English subs)
Also known as: Nove ospiti per un delitto (La morte viene dal passato), Neun Gäste für den Tod
Description: While vacationing on a remote Mediterranean Island a group of nine guests from bourgeois family are stalked and killed one by one by a mysterious killer.”Nine Guests for a Crime” is an overlooked 70’s Italian giallo with plenty of graphic nudity and some gory killings.The film is obviously inspired by Agatha Christie’s stories including “Ten Little Indians”.The appearances of zombie-like figures are pretty creepy as is wet-suited and black-gloved killer.The male cast is excellent and recognizable for fans of Eurohorror with Arthur Kennedy playing the patriarch and Massimo Foschi,Venantino Venantini and John Richardson.If you liked “Hatchet for the Honeymoon” or “Antropophagus the Beast” give this one a look.
The director of THIS movie, Fernando Baldi, was talented if rather erratic. He’s most well-known for spaghetti Westerns like “Texas Addio” and “Blindman”, but he also did some risible crap like “Terror Express“. This movie is definitely better than the latter, but perhaps not quite as good as the former. It’s not a classic giallo,but it is a respectable effort.