With an Italian Giallo consisting of three Bond-girls and an Academy Award nominee this evening couldn’t go wrong!
Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet
Distributor: Blue Underground
Runtime: 98 mins
DVD REGION 1
“Crime one; A nymphomaniac. Crime two; Involved in drugs. Yet the technique in these two crimes is the same.”
Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp. As suspects keep dying, The inspector directs his attention to a spa all the victims had a connection with.
Great staged killings. Well made cameraworks and editing. Ennio Morricone with his most sexy soundtrack ever. The plot is simple but intriguing, the story is character-driven, and the animal analogy is of course there to spice it up. Not on my top ten list, still it’s a great giallo, well worth watching.