Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Death Walks At Midnight (1972) aka La Morte Accarezza A Mezzanotte aka Death Caresses at Midnight aka Le Muerte Acaricia a Medianoche

 4 / 5 Aug '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Luciano Ercoli
Written by: Sergio Corbucci, Ernesto Gastaldi
Actors include: Nieves Navarro, Simon Andreu, Pietro Martellanza
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Length: 103 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy/Spain

I actually really liked the style to this one, great groovy soundtrack, great weapon (a spiked glove), even good acting (seriously Nieves Navarro is a really good actress). It's also got plenty of absurdities typical to the giallo genre which make it a load of fun to watch, in fact it probably has one of the better senses of humor for this style. The only thing lacking is the wrap up of the mystery, I get it but some motivations are a bit fuzzy and it could have been a little neater. The story is about a beautiful fashion model Nieves Navarro who does a fashion shoot in her apartment but it seems that she's agreed to take some sort of psychedelic drug me thinks. She sees a murder (with the neato glove thing) then has to try to figure out what's going on without being killed herself. This is filled with classic material and it was really a worthwhile flick and probably one of the more unique gialli films. Very fun, I can't wait to see more from Luciano Ercoli, his "Death Walks" box set so far was a great value, especially since it has music from the soundtracks of most of his films.

Availability:  On DVD

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