Review: My Dear Killer (1972)

A buzzsaw works excellent as a murder weapon. Adore those Italian Gialli…

dvd“MY DEAR KILLER” (Mio caro assassino)
1972
Giallo
Italy

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: George Hilton, William Berger, Marilu Tolo
Distributor: Shameless
Runtime: 94 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“The dead don’t talk.”

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The death of an insurance investigator leads police inspector Peretti on a an old case following a trail of murders, kidnapping and deceipt. He’s after a brutal killer who’s doing his best to cover all tracks, and get rid of all victims.

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George Hilton shines in his role as the police investigator. He’s even got problem with his sex life in an Italian macho-world!!! A well written thriller, plot-driven with solid characterisations. It moves forward with an interesting and complex plot to a really cool lullaby-tune by maestro Morricone. Valerii made his only foray in Giallo a great one. A good movie with a great mystery, and a must-see for all Giallo-fans.

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Fun detail: A friendly poke towards fellow spaghetti-western director, Corbucci: One of the female victims are watching “Django”(1966) before she gets murdered, quoting: “I was watching some terrible western on television”.

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