Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Dear Killer (1972) aka Mio Caro Assassino aka Sumario Sangriento de la Pequena Estefania

 3.5 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Tonio Valerii
Written by: Roberto Leoni, Franco Bucceri
Actors include: George Hilton, Salvo Randone, William Berger, Manuel Zarzo
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 96 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy/Spain

This started off remarkably strong with one of the best gialli deaths I've ever seen (or imagined)! From there it's a rather tightly wound and extremely detailed gialli that unfortunately gets a little dull in places and could use some brightening up. Our story revolves around the kidnapping of a young girl and a bunch of people turning up dead that possibly know something about her or who could have killed her. George Hilton plays to type the Inspector trying to solve the mystery and actually some of the conclusions are quite interesting. The end bit however before they identify who is responsible goes on way too long to the point where I almost didn't care who had done it. Did everyone really have to look in a mirror and asked if guilty? Overall though it did have some great moments, and it had a decent story, it's just not one of the absolute best, but one to check out once you've gone through the big ones.

Availability:  On DVD

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