La Casa Dalle Finestre che Ridono (The House With The Laughing Windows) is a 1976 thriller directed by Pupi Avati. It's about young Stefano (Lino Capolicchio), a young man who arrives in a sleepy little town in Emila Romagna to restore a mysterious fresco painted by a notorious local painter, Buono Legnani, a painting that apparently hides a secret so dark someone would kill to hide it... repeatedly.
This movie provides examples of:
- Ax-Crazy: Buono Legnani and his sisters.
- Brother & Sisters Incest: the town believes the Legnani siblings endulged in this. They were right.
- Downer Ending
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Painter Of Agonies.
- Skeleton In The Closet: The main premise and used literally with Buono's skeleton in formaldehyde in the sisters' house's closet.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: The priest is actually one of Buono Legnani's sisters. Nothing even remotely sweet about her, though.
- The Reveal: Number 1, the fresco has Buono Legnani's sisters martyrizing St. Sebastian, 2, both of them are alive and 3, one of them is the priest.
- Town with a Dark Secret