|The Red Queen Kills Seven Times|
|Directed by||Emilio Miraglia|
|Story by||Fabio Pittorru|
|Edited by||Romeo Ciatti|
|Music by||Bruno Nicolai|
Cannon Films (United States)
|Box office||₤513.725 million|
Two sisters, Kitty and Evelyn, are cursed by a family painting depicting a hundred year-cycle in which a Red Queen is raised from the dead to kill seven times. Hoping to end the cycle, their grandfather, Tobias, orders the painting removed from their sight. Years later Kitty accidentally kills Evelyn during a fight. The death is covered up by their older sister, Franziska, and everyone, including Tobias, is told that Evelyn immigrated to the United States. This doesn't sit well with Kitty, who is willing to allow Franziska to cover up the murder but feels overwhelming guilt. When their grandfather dies from a fear induced heart attack, a series of murders begin to occur around Kitty, all of which appear to have been caused by a red cloaked Evelyn. The police begin to suspect that Kitty and her married lover Martin are the perpetrators of the murders, especially after Martin's institutionalized wife is found dead. It's eventually revealed that Kitty had only stunned Evelyn, who was also not her biological sister - Tobias had adopted her as an additional way of ending the hundred year-cycle. Evelyn's true murderer was Franziska, who murdered her at the start of an impulsive plan to be the only person to inherit Tobias' vast fortune. Resentful that she was not the main beneficiary despite providing his daily care, Franziska recruited some of Kitty's co-workers, who were unhappy of Kitty's station and preferential treatment by Martin. After murdering her female accomplices Franziska tricks Kitty into entering the basement of Tobias' mansion, where she tries to slowly drown her via flooding. Realizing the truth, Martin confronts Franziska and gets a confession, only for the woman to be shot by her own husband, Herbert, who had thus far been complicit with her actions. Before dying, Franziska stabs Martin with a dagger she has hidden in her coat. Herbert then leads the police to Kitty's location, saving her from death, but drowning himself in the process. Kitty and Martin are taken to the hospital.
- Barbara Bouchet as Kitty Wildenbrück
- Ugo Pagliai as Martin Hoffmann
- Marina Malfatti as Franziska Wildenbrück
- Marino Masé as Inspector Toller
- Pia Giancaro as Rosemary Müller (as Maria Pia Giancaro)
- Sybil Danning as Lulù Palm
- Nino Korda as Herbert Zieler
- Rudolf Schündler as Tobias Wildenbrück (as Rudolf Schindler)
- Fabrizio Moresco as Peter
- Carla Mancini as Elizabeth Hoffmann
- Bruno Bertocci as Hans Meyer
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times was distributed theatrically in Italy by Cineriz on 18 August 1972. The film grossed a total of 513,725,000 Italian lire in Italy. The German version of the film is 15 minutes shorter than the Italian release.
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