kitscher than kitsch.
Cache ma peine
Elle est de n’être rien
Et de vivre
This one is the most "generic" invention of Vecchiali, a film with too many fathers (Hitch, Fleischer, the "Giallo", Clouzot/Chabrol) and without sons.
If the "giallo" appears as the framework from the very beginning, the easy solution for the public and the killer soon falls apart: the killer losing his will, the cop his reason, the plot his consistency, while the victims doubt between life or destiny,…
Rewatching this after some long time: an amazing film. Hooper`s Summa of his early years experiments + the clear display of formal minnellian framing mastery on new layers of complexity bout True Horror and Representation scratching, eroding the boundaries of Teen Horror, Family and Childhood imploding perspectives... it `s pretty easy to imagine how impressed Spielberg was by it (even being a relative commercial failure) and why he called TH for his project (btw, should watch again, but sounds to…