"Exploitation film" is such a broad term that I'm not even sure how to define it. It's rather subjective. They're…
My Dear Killer
Following a mysterious decapitation (via mechanical digger) of an insurance investigator, Police Inspector Peretti is put onto the case. Slowly more people are found dead... a man supposedly commits suicide, a women is strangled, another attacked in her flat... but all the clues lead to an unsolved case of kidnapping and murder. Can Peretti find the murderer, if his major clue is a little girls drawing???
Overly complex Agatha Christie mystery plot with a tiny dash (three murders) done in the black gloved Giallo style. It's got it's quirks, but it's pretty dry overall, and the ending reveal is a big "Okay? So what?"
This is a hugely entertaining and massively complex giallo and poliziotteschi combination. In a genre known for its complexity of plotline, it is saying something that “Mio Caro Assassino” is perhaps the most complex of all. It also says something of the skill of director Tonino Valerii and his leading players, particularly George Hilton that they manage to make the film such a riveting and attention-holding watch. "Mio Caro Assassino” begins with the murder of an insurance adjuster, who is decapitated in a lonely quarry by a mechanical digger. Inspector Luca Perretti (George Hilton) and his team are soon on the scene and doesn’t take them long to find their chief suspect hanged in such a way as to suggest…
a decent giallo but not a top tier entry
A pretty sub par Giallo that just trudges through the motions without very much to offer in any department. There is one decent kill with a power saw that for some reason doesn't seem to be plugged into anything. A couple of ok moments of suspense, but that's about all it had going for it. I wasn't a fan.
An enjoyably thick plotted Giallo that starts with Decapitation via excavator and runs through the sordid tale of a young girls kidnapping and her fathers death. George Hilton is quite an agreeable lead who jumps through the hoops of detective work. There's a sprinkle of cheesy scenes, of course, and a lot of bewilderment as the story stretches toward the final reveal. Not the best Giallo by any means but still a worthy contribution to the Genre, if only because the plot keeps you wondering.
A pretty standard Italian giallo thriller with a little dash of poliziotteschi in the mix, some gruesome inventive death scenes, and George Hilton. Fans of the genre who have seen all the staples should seek it out, but I wouldn't recommend it as a starting point for the uninitiated.
Excellent classic-style giallo!
I was in the mood for a giallo, so i gave this 1972 effort another spin. It's definitely not the best the genre has to offer (like most of Argento, What Have You Done To Solange?), nor is it the worst (that would be something like Strip Nude For Your Killer, or Seven Death in the Cat's Eye.) Giallo regular George Hilton plays a detective investigating the murder of an insurance adjuster, who was himself investigating the kidnapping/murder of a young girl and her father. It's rather pedestrian, visually unremarkable, and morally suspect (killing young girls is a no-no, but inappropriate/abnormal behaviour with one seems to be no big deal.) Ennio Moriconne's score alternates between sinister lullabye and nerve-jangling atonal dissonance, there's a particularly nasty death by circular saw (probably ahead of it's time for 1972), but the most effective moment is the closing scene where Hilton unmasks the killer.
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