A Blade in The Dark

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A Blade in The Dark (1983, Italy) is a Giallo film directed by Lamberto Bava.


Main Details

  • Released in 1983 | Color
  • Running Time: 110 min / France: 96 min / USA: 108 min
  • Directed by Lamberto Bava
  • Written by Elisa Briganti & Dardano Sacchetti
  • Starring Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo, Michele Soavi, Valeria Cavalli
  • Produced by Lamberto Bava, Mino Loy (uncredited), Luciano Martino (uncredited)
  • Original Music by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
  • Cinematography by Gianlorenzo Battaglia
  • Film Editing by Lamberto Bava

Also Known As

  • Cuchillos en la oscuridad (Spain)
  • House of the Dark Stairway
  • La Maison de la terreur (France)
  • Das Haus mit dem dunklen Keller
  • La Casa Con La Scala Nel Buio (Italy)


  • When the lights go out, the knife goes in.


  • Bruno, a composer, becomes involved in a series of murders of tenants who live in a villa. In a horror film Bruno is scoring a young child, taunted by cruel bullies, descends into a dark cellar after a bouncing tennis ball. The kids hear a scream and the ball bounces up to them, leaving bloody tracks on the wall. Sandra, Bruno's director, explains that her inspiration was the childhood of Linda, the villa's previous tenant. (Wikipedia)
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