During a spaghetti western screening a man is shot dead, the doors are locked and the police is called in to investigate.
This made-for-TV giallo has all the makings of a brilliant film but sadly its greatest asset is also its biggest weakness. The film explores the power of cinema, particularly the influence of screen violence, in a really novel and engaging way. The puzzle, like all the best giallo pictures, is perplexing and helps pull the story forward. The resolution of the puzzle is what will divide people because it is undoubtedly different and thematically clever but it is so at odds with the rest of the film and downright silly that you have to take a massive leap of faith to buy into it.
It was nice to spot some similarities with Ray Bradbury’s Veldt only for the short story…