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The Embalmer (1965)
"Il mostro di Venezia" (original title)

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A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."

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Maureen Brown ...
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Luigi Martocci ...
Andrea (as Gin Mart)
Alcide Gazzotto
Alba Brotto
E. Caruso ...
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Viki Castillo ...
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Carlo Russo
Paola Vaccari
Maria Rosa Vizzina ...
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Gaetano Dell'Era
Pietro Walter
Roberto Contero
Francesco Bagarin ...
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Luciano Gasper
Anita Todesco
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A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."

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See Venice … and DIE! (and get embalmed again…)
24 July 2014 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Admittedly "The Monster of Venice" isn't a very good movie, even though it easily could and should have been, but I can't help being mild and forgiving in my final judgments. Why, I'm not really sure… Probably because I have a natural born weakness for Italian giallo/Gothic/krimi movies from the sixties, and secondly because I really do think that this film brings forward a lot of potentially great ideas and ingenious elements (but somehow fails to elaborate them properly). For starters, the killer is a fantastically versatile persona! Usually maniacal murderers in horror movies have one or maybe two peculiarities, whether regarding their modus operandi or something about their outfits, but the killer here has no less than three noteworthy trademarks. Wearing a scuba diver outfit, he lurks at his victims from beneath the surface of the world famous Venice canals. When he's in his lair he wears a monk's outfit and a hideously creepy skull mask. And regarding his modus operandi, he exclusively targets beautiful women that he drags into the water and then subsequently embalms and puts into his collection. The Venice police corps gets depicted as the most incompetent one in the world, since they don't seek for a link between the unusually high number of missing-girl cases, and thus journalist Andrea starts his own private investigation based on the gibberish of two drunken skippers that repeatedly saw – and I quote – "a big fish with headlights in the water". Andrea is also a ladies' man, as he takes care of a group of pretty girls and their conductress. The beauty of this group naturally fetches the attention of the killer… The plot (not-so-subtly) reveals the killer's identity, but there's still more than enough to keep the viewer entertained. The simultaneously beautiful and yet sinister Venice filming locations as well as the unique giallo/krimi hybrid atmosphere will certainly appeal to fans of classic horror. The fact that the killer can't keep his mouth shut and constantly describes the actions at his embalming table sadly have a negative impact on the suspense and his overall "evil-factor", but to me personally he remains a memorable villain and his sick and twisted fetishes are definitely courageous for a film released in 1965. Many of my fellow reviewers also complain about the bad acting and the horrible dubbing. The former didn't really bother me that much and I try to never allow the latter influence me.


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