L'ASSASSINO É COSTRETTO A UCCIDERE ANCORA
THE KILLER MUST KILL AGAIN
Director: Luigi Cozzi.
P: Giuseppe Torotella & Umberto Lenzi for Albione Cinematografica, GIT International Film & Paris Cannes Production//Sc: Luigi Cozzi, Daniele Del Guidice, Adriano Bolzoni DP: Riccardo Pallotini//E: Alberto Moro//M: Nando de Luca//Art D: Luciana Schiratti//Makeup: Giuseppe Ferrante
Cast: George Hilton, Michel Antoine, Christine Galbo, Femi Benussi, Alessio Orano, Eduardo Fajardo, Teresa Velasquez, Dario Griachi, Luigi Antonio Guerra, Carla Mancini.
Mainardi and his wife Norma are fighting again over money. It seems she makes it and he spends it. Later that night when he sees a killer disposing of one of his victims, he decides to enlist his aid in getting rid of his wife. Mainardi attends a party while the killer goes to his house and strangles his wife. He puts her body in the trunk of his car but it's stolen by two kids, Laura and Luca before he can dispose of the body. They drive to a deserted beach house where Luca is determined to take Laura's virginity. Meanwhile, the killer relentlessly pursues them and, while Luca is away in town getting supplies, he ruthlessly rapes Laura while waiting for Luca's return. Things go even more wrong for the couple while poor Mainardi is being hassled by a dogged police inspector who suspects something fishy is going on.
There is an air of morbidity to this film that has rarely been equaled in any other thriller. Michel Antoine wins, hands down, the award for creepiest villain, period! When he relentlessly and repeatedly brutalizes poor Christine Galbo, it almost forces you to turn away from the screen. Galbo is a fine actress and is best known for her portrayal in THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED. Alessio Orano is a scummy "hero" who is almost as scary looking as the villain. Due to the two separate story lines, George Hilton has more of a guest star role in this film. He's a suave debonair Bastard as usual. Eduardo Fajardo gives a Colombo- type spin to his part as the police detective who just won't leave Hilton alone. He will always be remembered as the psychotic Colonel Jackson in DJANGO. Lastly, there's poor, lovely (even in that awful blonde wig) Femi Benussi degrading herself in the cameo role of a floozy. Her entire part in this film is so she can be featured in an explicit nude scene and then be graphically slaughtered. It's roles like these that makes the Giallo films so politically incorrect.
Had Luigi Cozzi used this film as an indication of his true talents, instead of going on to direct utter shit like STARCRASH and HERCULES, he might have been regarded with respect, rather than as the guy who worked the counter at Dario Argento's Profundo Rosso's book store.