Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971) aka La coda dello Scorpione aka La Cola del Escorpion aka Scorpion's Tail

 4.5 / 5 Jun '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Sergio Martino
Written by: Ernesto Gastaldi, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero
Actors include: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy

Hooray for Sergio Martino's gialli films, he has a definitely style that makes his films beautiful to watch, but he's not afraid to go places that some of the others won't go. The plot is sheer giallo, full of interesting turns and red herrings but it's interesting throughout. It's about an investigator and a journalist who is looking into a series of nasty murders that followed a plane crash and insurance money. The story is very well thought out and quite a bit different than any of the other gialli I can think of although it definitely shares many of the classic trappings so it should please genre fans yet offer them something new. This has some intense and cool scenes, some blood and of course some style so this is a definite must see!

Availability:  On DVD

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