Black Belly of the Tarantula 1971 ★★½

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Stylishly shot that starts to really drag the middle. There're some good performances, but I didn't particularly like the main inspector. I found him a little dull and and uninteresting. I like the method of killing with the victims being paralysed unable to move as they are killed. But I'm not too sure why this was done as they are killed pretty fast. If they are paralysed it makes more sense to kill them slowly, if they're just getting stabbed then why paralyse them all? I enjoyed the killing in the clothes shop with some very arty shots of mannequins, it made for a creepy atmosphere. There's a fair amount of nudity throughout to spice things up and a pretty good score. The ending is pretty good with the killer going after the inspectors wife after he is lead away.  it just doesn't make up for the boring middle part of the film. The blind guy ending up being the killer is a bit of a shock but nothing you could have possibly have guessed.

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