Paganini Horror (1989, ITA) C-83m. * D: Luigi Cozzi. Starring Daria Nicolodi, Jasmine Main (=Maimone), Pascal Persiano, Maria Cristina Mastrangeli, Donald Pleasence. Italian violin master Niccola Paganini is the inspiration for this tedious horror film, cowritten by director Cozzi and star Nicolodi. During a music video shoot, the ghost of Paganini is resurrected and he kills members of the crew. Quite gory, not without atmosphere, but inept direction kills it. Entire sequences just don't work at all. Don't mix this up with the Klaus Kinski production KINSKI PAGANINI, made that same year. Aka THE KILLING VIOLIN.


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