Despite it falling a little short in the gore and sleaze department, "Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye" is a considerably entertaining and stylish Gothic giallo. Director Antonio Margheriti (Cannibal Apocalypse, Flesh For Frankenstein) swaps out sex and butchery for more of a sumptuous concentration on cinematography and driven emphasis on characters.
A young heiress is staying at her mother's castle where a series of murders begin occurring among it's varied residents. It's your standard 'giallo' game of "Clue" as it appears everyone is a suspect, including a suspicious orange cat who seems to be hanging around wherever someone is getting a straight-razor slashing. You also can't ignore the reclusive painter living upstairs with his pet orangutan or the slutty french bitch causing a rift in the aunt's romance with the doctor... Holy shit! There's vampires too!
"Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye" may be a tad more "tame" than I'd prefer when it comes to 'giallos', but this thing has enough going on to keep you fairly compelled and entertained. Highly recommended.