Review: Death Walks at Midnight (1972)

Free-floathing J&B Whiskey and spike-gloved murderers bashing the victims face in. Yes, I’m still in the world of Gialli.

blu“DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT” (La morte accarezza a mezzanotte)
1972
Giallo
Italy

Director: Luciano Ercoli
Stars: Susan Scott, Simon Andreu, Peter Martell
Distributor: Arrow
Runtime: 102 mins
BLU-RAY REGION A/B

“In this building a young woman was murdered by someone using a weird knife.”

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A super model, Valentina, tries some new drugs under supervision of her journalist friend, who’s also making a photoshoot of it. In this state she witness a murder through the window. Everything she describes hits the news, and the killer start stalking her. When the police refuse to see that there has been a murder, Valentina has to try to unravel the mystery herself.

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Ercoli’s third feature is maybe his best Giallo. His wife (Nieves Navarro aka Susan Scott) is perfect in her role as Valentina, a great actress. She is something as rare (in this period)as a strong female lead. The direction is good and the story (by the great Giallo writer, Gastaldi) is interesting. A very good Giallo that’s well worth watching…with some J&B… of course…

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Arrow puts out yet another goodlooking box of Italian Gialli. The quality is great, and there’s so much nice extras too fill your depraved mind with, detailed b-movie greatness and unnecessities.

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