Girl in Room 2A

Girl in Room 2A

Director: Ramiro Oliveros, William L. Rose

Cast: Daniela Giordano, Raf Vallone

     
 

This low-budget Italian giallo effort stars Daniela Giordano as Margaret, a recently paroled ex-reprobate who takes up residence in a broken-down mansion where she is soon terrorized by both the house's creepy owner and the red-hooded minions of a Satanic death cult, whose leader abducts young women for ghastly sacrificial rituals. This scenario serves as a vehicle… See more details below

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This low-budget Italian giallo effort stars Daniela Giordano as Margaret, a recently paroled ex-reprobate who takes up residence in a broken-down mansion where she is soon terrorized by both the house's creepy owner and the red-hooded minions of a Satanic death cult, whose leader abducts young women for ghastly sacrificial rituals. This scenario serves as a vehicle for numerous violent images -- mysteriously appearing patches of blood, perverse S&M tableaux, and graphic impalements with a ceremonial spear, to name but a few -- some of which which may be the product of Margaret's own disturbed mind.

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This low-budget Italian thriller is one of the less-impressive examples of the 'giallo' genre popularized by directors like Dario Argento. Like his work, The Girl In Room 2A offers a whodunit premise full of twisted suspects and bizarre stalk-and-slash setpieces. However, The Girl In Room 2A falls short of a giallo classic like Deep Red because it lacks the craft and inspiration to reach that film's heights: the script rambles along in a way that defuses any potential suspense, Mario Mancini's harsh, poorly-lit cinematography is too cheap looking to give the film the atmospheric look it needs and the film forsakes thrills in favor of unconvincingly-choreographed torture scenes. The film is further hurt by amateurish performances: Daniela Giordano lacks the chops and charm to make her heroine a compelling figure and Raf Vallone reduces the effectiveness of his villainous character by grimacing and fuming his way through the role in an embarrassingly hammy style. The last nail in the coffin is Ramiro Oliveros' lackluster direction, which is devoid of the stylistic flourishes the genre needs and further hurts the proceedings with a limp sense of pacing. In the end, The Girl In Room 2A is such an uninspired proposition that even hardcore giallo fans might want to think twice about watching it.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2012
UPC:
0843276015190
Original Release:
1973
Source:
Mondo Macabre
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
34,602

Special Features

Interview with film's star Daniela Giordano; Trailer; Mondo Macabro Previews

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Girl in Room 2A
1. Feature Start & Credits [6:27]
2. Margaret Arrives At 2A [5:54]
3. Tea With Mrs Grant [9:47]
4. The End of Mr Johnson [8:01]
5. Margaret and Alicia [6:32]
6. Jack Quizzes Charlie [7:09]
7. Frank's Room [5:07]
8. Breakfast With Jack [8:48]
9. Sarah In The Asylum [4:43]
10. Margaret's Nightmare [6:17]
11. Margaret Captured [9:10]
12. Jack To The Rescue [6:43]

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