6.7/10
1,957
32 user 70 critic

The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)

Il profumo della signora in nero (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 4 April 1974 (Italy)
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director:

Francesco Barilli

Writers:

Francesco Barilli (story), Massimo D'Avak (story) (as Massimo D'Avack) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An American journalist temporarily stationed in Eastern Europe searches for his new girlfriend, who has suddenly disappeared.

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In London, the Italian gym teacher Enrico 'Henry' Rosseni is having a love affair with his eighteen year-old student Elizabeth, who is the niece of the owner of the Catholic school where he... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Fabio Testi, Karin Baal, Cristina Galbó
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest.

Director: Antonio Bido
Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini, Craig Hill
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A series of murders are committed near the estate of a degenerate author and his wife.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A French stripper is entrusted with her thieving father's last score, a million dollars worth of diamonds. After being threatened to handover the score, she leaves France to England in the company of a doctor, but danger follows.

Director: Luciano Ercoli
Stars: Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The potentially unhinged daughter of a British politician is accused of killing her hedonistic neighbor after she witnesses the murder in a dream.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Stanley Baker
Hotel Fear (1978)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.

Director: Francesco Barilli
Stars: Leonora Fani, Luc Merenda, Francisco Rabal
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Miraglia
Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A musician is stalked and blackmailed by an unknown killer for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Having recently escaped the clutches of a hippie sex cult, a beautiful model is pursued by a serial killer whose previous victims include former occupants of her new apartment.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo
Stars: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimsy Farmer ... Silvia Hacherman
Maurizio Bonuglia ... Roberto
Mario Scaccia ... Signor Rossetti
Jho Jhenkins Jho Jhenkins ... Andy
Nike Arrighi ... Orchidea
Lara Wendel ... Young Silvia (as Daniela Barnes)
Aleka Paizi Aleka Paizi ... Signorina Cardini (as Alexandra Paizi)
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... Marta - Silvia's Mother
Ugo Carboni Ugo Carboni ... Man of the Sect
Roberta Cadringher Roberta Cadringher ... The Antique Dealer
Sergio Forcina Sergio Forcina
Gabriele Bentivoglio Gabriele Bentivoglio ... Shop's Boy
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Chemical Worker (as Luigi A. Guerra)
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Elisabetta
Donna Jordan Donna Jordan ... Francesca Vincenzi
Edit

Storyline

Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Perfume da Senhora de Negro See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The plot is heavily inspired by "Rosemary's Baby". See more »

Connections

Featured in Poltrone Rosse - Parma e il Cinema (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Unsung Giallo
8 May 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Sylvia (Mimsy Farmer), an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

After the success of "Rosemary's Baby" (1968), the Italian horror world began to embrace Satanic and occult stories. This is one of them. Director Francesco Barilli took a cue from early Argento and made a giallo with some dark undertones. He previously wrote a script for Umberto Lenzi, but had not directed a feature himself.

The cast may not be well-known outside of Italy, but have appeared in Lenzi, Argento and D'Amato films. One even appeared in the notorious "Salo", and a few starred alongside Daria Nicolodi in a picture. So there is plenty of connection here.

This film is beautifully shot with excellent color and better than average acting. It deserves more recognition than it gets. Wikipedia and IMDb are relatively silent on the film's creation, and even Italian horror historian Luca Palmerini has little more than a sentence to say about it in his book...


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed