Written by: mr. black
Wow what a great find this was. I'd looked everywhere for this DVD on ebay since it went out of print and was lucky enough to find a copy. The movie's plot was simple but it was extremely good. Dario Argento may have outdone Deep Red even with this giallo. It was certainly more gorey than Deep Red but what I liked most was the story. The story of writer that was so into his work didn't expect someone to try and kill "all the perverts of the world." As the murders take place Peter Neal becomes more and more interested in the case. Like Marcus Daily from Deep Red, the killer begins to stalk him. However, this movie had more twists than any movie I've ever seen. What Dario did was put our focus on one killer the whole time but soon you begin to realize the truth and that there was to be 2 killers. What happens in the last 30 minutes of the movie is just insane, with an even crazier ending that will have you scared this movie is most definetly a classic.
This was the first movie i'd seen in a long time that actually had me on the edge of my seat and scared. It had a realistic quality to it that made me think, "I know people like this..." Scary stuff people. My only problem with the movie was they didn't really explain the killer's motives. But thank God they explained what role the girl on the beach was. Which in itself is a another story to keep up with that ties the ending in stronger.
What also drives this movie is the Goblin soundtrack. Their soundtracks are always fun to listen to and even though they are a bit over the top and loud, it makes the murders in the movie feel more psychotic. Overall I loved this movie and will be finishing out my Dario Argento collection because of it. If you can find a copy on DVD get it, otherwise the VHS is still in print of this movie and is pretty good quality.