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It's hard to imagine that Curtis Hanson, the man who directed the exceptional films 'L.A. Confidential' and 'The Bedroom Window' could make such an unmemorable film. Too bad, because it had potential to be a real cult classic. Tab Hunter's performance is terrific as the man who is unable to make love to women, so in order to compensate he murders them. Everything is in place for a great movie and the first third of the film is really quite intense.
To show everything from Hunter's point of a view is voyeuristic treat at first, and it all seems quite real. Sadly, director Hanson loses sight of this edge early on and uses the same gimmick throughout, making it quite monotonous and ultimately boring. Not only that, but he shows us other unimportant characters just to fill the already short running time (84 min), because there really isn't enough of a movie here.
I managed to find this film under it's alias name 'The Arousers.' Despite my negative remarks, the movie is worth a look, if anything to see one of Curtis Hanson's firsts and Tab Hunter's creepy performance. Maybe some viewers will get into it, but I lost it after a half hour.
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