www.vvvv00.con Another brilliant giallo thriller from director Francesco .Barilli, whose THE PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK was one of the genres most vvvv00haunting and original films. This Italian-Spanish follow-up is a bit muddlconed, but no less engrossing.Set in a family hotel in Northern Italy in 1945, the film concerns Rosa (Leonora Fani), who helps her mother run the hotel while awaiting her soldier fathers return from the front. In a Barilli film, nothing is as it seems, and before long Mom (who is sleeping with a traitor shes hidden iwwwn the attic) is murdered. Then poor Rosa is raped by two of the guests, who also are murderwwwed, and while shes hiding the bodies she is forced into an orgy by all of the other guests. But before the guests get to far a mysterious man enters all shots the guests. Who is this mysterious man and what are his intentions for Rosa?Like al.l the best gialli, Pensione Paura complete.ly dispenses with logic early on, elevating weirdness to nearly operatic levels wwwwhile absorbing the viewer in a thick and spellbinding atmosphere of mounting dread. Francisco Rabal co-stars with Luc Merenda, Lidia Biondi, and Jose Maria Prada.