70 or 80s Thriller Movie with Behind-The-Walls Voyeur Tunnels

The Movie is, I’m pretty sure, from the 70’s-80’s era.  I saw it in the early 2000’s.

It was in English (though, I suppose it is possible it might have been well dubbed).

It was in Color.

I saw it on one of those semi-premium channels like stars or encore or something.  It could have been like encore horror, or something.

The plot centers around a woman who inherits a club, or a building of some kind, from her father or uncle. I think some naughty shenanigans took place in some of the rooms of the building. She’s staying there. I think weird things start happening.

Eventually, she finds a secret passage that leads to tunnels behind the walls. There’s a secret passage inside the building’s kitchen.

Also, it turns out somebody is living in the building. He attempts to kill her, but she overcomes him final girl style.

I seem to remember there being a lot of silver confetti at some point, and the killer dies naked inthe kitchen.

Also, the voyeur wall tunnels are lined with inappropriately festive christmas-type lights.
I would extremely appreciate any help you guys can provide. Thanks!

6 thoughts on “70 or 80s Thriller Movie with Behind-The-Walls Voyeur Tunnels

  1. I’d credit “Mr. Unknown” with the solve, but he hasn’t registered for this site. He can register here, or I can create a separate account for him if he wants to appear on the leaderboard.

  2. Mr. Unknown deserves a medal. The movie’s available on youtube if anyone’s interested in it. It’s definitely a weird movie; perhaps it deserves an honorable mention on 366?

    It’s an ungainly thriller. In some ways, it transcends the Final Girl thing, but in a passive and abstract way (to avoid spoilers, I’ll refrain from elaborating).

    If we can say that pop-movies hold unspoken messages, I’d forward the theory that this movie is about how the pornography industry in general degrades personhood. It also comments on how perverse desires in one person can directly damage the life of another. If we shy away at admitting such a thing as perversion exists, then this movie serves as evidence towards the contrary. To me, and I agree with this, the film seemed to equate the pornography industry with perversion. Indeed, important characters are victims of profound trauma that had it’s origin in perverse desire and various modes of patronage for that lust.

    The cover for the film suggests that the protagonist is a seductress: this is an ironic misdirection. It indicates either the folly of the marketers or a trap set by the auteur.

    The message is a good one, but the conduit for expression very nearly (if not totally) submits to the character of the object it’s attempting to critique.

    I have strongly ambivalent feelings about this movie.

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