Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Who Saw Her Die? (1972) aka Chi I'ha Vista Morire? aka The Child aka The Child - Die Stradt wird zum Alptraum

 3 / 5 Jul '09

Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Aldo Lado
Written by: Francesco Barilli, Massimo D'Avak
Actors include: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy/West Germany

I definitely hoped for more on this one, for starters the soundtrack (which surprisingly Ennio Morricone was responsible for) was wretched, it gave me a freakin' headache. It was like Jingle Cats, only more obnoxious...with a loud choir of children singing in echoes looped and stuff...and it's nearly all the time, it was making me mental! It was cool that the mood was at least ominous on this one, serious as can be and well quite different than most gialli as it wasn't as psychedelic, or sleazy. It was nicely filmed, and I do appreciate that Aldo Lado tried to give us something different with this one. It does deal with the murders of two little girls, and of course some adults die along the way and the mystery is out there to be solved by the second little girl's Dad. It was just so slowly paced and dull that it was hard to pay attention to the mystery part or even care who did what or why! It didn't really satisfy on a horror level, and it didn't really satisfy as a mystery yet I was able to sit through it and again the idea was a decent one. Just one of the least exciting giallo films I've come across so far unfortunately.

Availability:  On DVD

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