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Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:95 mins.
Director:Antonio Margheriti (a.k.a. Anthony M. Dawson)
Year Released:1973
Production Country:Italy, France & West Germany


Late Shift at the Grindhouse - Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS-- special custom trashy trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!


Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye


a.k.a. Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye

a.k.a. La Morte Negli Occhi del Gatto

a.k.a. Cat's Murdering Eye

Death means nothing to a beast with nine lives.  This film puts the 'ow' in meow!


"Like an imaginary Edvard Munch painting where you notice that one of the mourners at a funeral is turning to the viewer and giving them a knowing wink." - Hysteria Lives

"This film is well deserving of 95 minutes of anyone’s time." - The Celluloid Highway

"Margheriti goes wacko with the camera and makes every damn scene interesting and fun to watch." - Ninja Dixon


The MacGrieff's, a wealthy Scottish family, are rocked by a grisly murder on their estate.  The youngest, Corringa (Jane Birkin, Blowup), finds herself embroiled in an increasingly bizarre saga.  As the bodies pile up, Corringa starts suspecting someone within her own family of the murders, is it her arrogant cousin, James (Hiram Keller, Fellini's Satyricon)?  Their seductive French teacher, Suzanne (Doris Kunstmann, Funny Games)?  Her own mother, Alicia (Dana Ghia, My Dear Killer)?  Or can the legend of the MacGrieff family be true?  That any MacGrieff killed by the hands of another will bring about a vengeful curse on the whole clan. 


Don't miss this cult thriller directed by the great, Italian film legend,  Antonio Margheriti (The Long Hair of Death).  Well known in the U.S. for his special effects (he was Stanley Kubrick's original choice for special effects director on 2001: A Space Odyssey, but Margheriti turned him down) and as a kind of Italian Ed Wood due to his primordial and innovative science fiction films of the early sixties.  


Here Mr. Margheriti brings us a gothic thriller set in a Scottish castle among vampires, crazy noblemen. evil doctors, a cat, a gorilla, and featuring the most scandalous couple of the period, French chansonnier Serge Gainsbourg (in the role of a police chief) and a very young Jane Birkin.  Riz Ortolani (Cannibal Holocaust) supplies a beautiful score to this lushly shot creeper.  An interesting note: The cat in the film's title is none other than Margheriti's own cat Mushi.