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)

Director: Luciano Ercoli
Stars: Susan Scott, Simon Andreu, Peter Martell
Distributor: Arrow
Runtime: 102 mins

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


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.


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…


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.