Monday, December 25, 2017

Who Saw Her Die? (1972)

Original title: Chi l'ha Vista Morire?

Director: Aldo Lado

Writers: Francesco Barilli, Massimo D'Avak

Composer: Ennio Morricone

Starring: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi, Dominique Boschero, Peter Chatel, Piero Vida, Jose Quaglio, Alessandro Haber, Nicoletta Elmi

More info: IMDb

Plot: A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) start investigating, and soon find they are in way over their head. Meanwhile, the body-count keeps rising as the killer now starts butchering all those who find out too much...

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Sweet!  George Lazenby starring in a Giallo (thriller) from '72!  Oh, wait, his voice was dubbed by someone else.  Damn it!  It's still a good flick.  Thanks to Ennio Morricone's unsettling main theme, this high body count whodunit set in Venice with a fine cast is more enjoyable than a lot of this genre that I've seen.  It's not a genre I'm fond of only because of the high rate of bad to mediocre films.  I'm getting picky with the ones I watch these days.  Anything with Lazenby is going to get shown in the Scorethefilm house.  Like a good Giallo, you get knifings, black gloves and nudity.  You also get a long list of suspects that get killed off one by one so you keep adjusting who you think the killer is until it's whittled down to a tight short list.  Don't look for greatness but you'll find a worthy entry into the genre.  Great score.  It's going to take a while to shake that reverb theme out of my noggin.

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