Macabre (1980)

Director
Lamberto Bava

Main cast
Bernice Stegers; Stanko Molnar; Veronica Zinny; Roberto Posse; Ferdinando Orlandi

Genres
Foreign, Horror

Description
A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.


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