Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sweet Kill (1973) aka The Arousers aka A Kiss From Eddie

2.5 / 5 Nov '10
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Written by: Curtis Hanson
Actors include: Tab Hunter, Cherie Latimer, Nadyne Turney
Genre: Horror, Exploitation
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Nope

Such a lackluster exploitation flick, especially considering the topic, I'm not even sure how they made it so boring. Former teen heartthrob Tab Hunter plays creepy murderer Eddie Collins, and to see him in a role like this is a tiny bit entertaining but not enough to compensate for the plot. Eddie kills, gets erect, then kills, then gets erect....yeah you get the picture, nothing really special thrown in and the kills aren't even that great. I at least appreciate that they tried to make this a character study but they should have tried a little harder to make him intriguing even if in a bad way. It's insanely cheap, there are way too many uninteresting sex scenes and it was really missing that flavor that makes for great exploitation. It truly is hard to believe how mundane this really was, I had rather high hopes and usually I enjoy sleaze like this but I'd say that most would benefit from passing on this one.

Availability:  Not on DVD

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