The House of the Laughing Windows is basically classic giallo in that it’s pretty fucking boring leading up to the big reveal. Fortunately for Poopy (Pupi?) Avarti, the reveal is absolutely insane and legitimately kind of turns the tides of this review.
In the time span leading up to the reveal, the only things a giallo movie can do to turn me on is of course build suspense and also flesh out some characters. This movie does both of those things to an extent but is bogged down by stylistic camera choices. It’s strange too because I wan’t to praise this movie for it’s camera work, oftentimes feeling incredibly natural, while other times, unfortunately feeling just plain shaky.
I have to be honest, I’m incredibly sick right now which is what made watching this movie more difficult but I do feel like it dragged a fair amount. I’d fully recommend this to horror fans of this genre, it’s very ambitious and an original take on a classic style.