My Dear Killer (Mio caro assassino) / Мой дорогой киллер
Режиссер: Tonino Valerii
Год выпуска: 1972
Актеры: George Hilton (as Inspector Luca Peretti), Salvo Randone (as Chief Morroe), William Berger (as Giorgio Canavese), Manuel Zarzo, Patty Shepard (as Teacher), Piero Lulli (as Private Detective), Helga Linй (as Mrs. Paradisi), Tullio Valli, Dante Maggio, Dana Ghia (as Eleonora), Alfredo Mayo, Mуnica Randall, Corrado Gaipa, Daniela Rachele Barnes, Francesco Di Federico
Описание: Following a mysterious decapitation (via mechanical digger) of an insurance investigator, Police Inspector Peretti (George Hilton) is put onto the case. Slowly more people are found dead... a man suposedly commits suicide, a women is strangled, another attacked in her flat... but all the clues lead to an unsolved case of kidnapping and murder. Can Peretti find the murderer, if his major clue is a little girls drawing?
Рецензии: This giallo belongs to the more notorious Italian thrillers of the Seventies, which is hardly surprising once one has seen it entirely. Director Valerii unfolds a rather shocking (for not to write perverse) story including a handful of dubious characters, kidnapping of little children and sadistic killings of helpless elderly people.
The story is very interesting and Valerii presents enough twists to keep the whodunit running until the "Hercule-Poirot-like" climax, in which all suspects are together in the same room, while the inspector solves the mystery. From time to time there are the typically stylish murder scenes, the nastiest showing a gory murder with a circular saw. All the characters are all portrayed convincingly by the actors, and Ennio Morricone's soundtrack is cool as ever.
Together with Lucio Fulci's masterly "Non Si Sevizia un Paperino" (Don't Torture a Duckling) and Aldo Lado's beautiful "Chi l'ha Visto Morire?" (Who Saw Her Die?) the ultimate giallo about child abuse and still sure to leave the audience gasping for breath after it's over. Don't miss this one, but be prepared.