Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) movie poster

director Sergio Martino
viewed: 05/14/2017

I think I have a new bar pick-up line in Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key.

Sergio Martino’s giallo riff on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” is an intriguing if at times distasteful (racist and sexist) affair. It stars the amazingly lovely Edwige Fenech and Anita Strindberg. And for a giallo, though I don’t know you can necessarily see the plot twists coming, they seem a little more grounded and not so far out of left field as they often are.

A nasty writer is implicated in a series of murders of women he’s slept with,…only who is the real killer? A classic giallo trope if there ever was one.

Lots of nudity and a black cat named Satan who gets his eye gouged out. Pretty good stuff.