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Alberto De Martino
Life must be awesome when your name is Paul Naschy!
Most people perhaps don't know this, but back in the 1970s, the Spanish horror monument Paul Naschy occasionally did more than just put on his furry werewolf coat and depict Waldemar Daninsky in the legendary and long-running "Hombre Lobo" series! Some of this non- wolf man movies rank among the absolute greatest things he ever did, in fact, like for example "The Hunchback of the Morgue", "Inquisition" and "The Hanging Woman". In that same decade, Naschy also starred in three very worthwhile Spanish variations of the Italian giallo: "Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll", "A Dragonfly for Each Corpse" and this "7 Murders for Scotland Yard"; in which a vicious serial killer copycats the modus operandi of Jack the Ripper in contemporary London. The most entertaining thing about Paul Naschy movies and this goes for practically ALL Paul Naschy movies is that he clearly worships himself and seemingly always insists to portray an invincible hero! Even though Nashy was relatively short-sized and rather chubby, the most ravishing women always fall head over heels in love with him and he always beat his opponents in bare-knuckle fights even though they are much fitter. In this particular movie, we are even supposed to believe that Naschy's character Pedro was a former trapeze artist in a circus. I can guarantee that it's quite a hilarious sight to see him in his bright purple tights
"7 Murders for Scotland Yard" is a fun and undemanding giallo that delivers the goods in terms of sleaze, bloodshed and grotesque plot twists. The whodunit-aspect is rather weak, since there are only three primary suspects in the murder investigation and, since it's fairly obvious straight from the beginning that someone is blatantly trying to frame Naschy's character, there are actually just two More than 80 years after Jack the Ripper terrorized London, someone is once again targeting prostitutes and removing their organs with utmost surgical accuracy. Pedro, the former circus artist who now drinks too much and stumbles around on a handicapped leg, becomes Inspector Campbell's main suspect when also his girlfriend's lifeless corpse gets discovered. While the corpses keep piling up, and Pedro tries to look for the killer on his own, Inspector Campbell is busy blabbering with his best friend Winston. The murders are quite grim and explicit, and after a while Jack the Ripper doesn't restrict himself to prostitutes and even slashes an extremely young and cherubic school girl. What else is there to say about "7 Murders for Scotland Yard"? Well, perhaps that whoever invented this alternative title clearly cannot count properly, as there are far more murders being committed than seven. The biggest shortcomings of Spanish gialli in comparison to their Italian counterparts are undoubtedly the lack of style, the shortage of imaginative camera-work and the absence of a memorable soundtrack. José Luis Madrid's direction is anonymous and flat, but there's enough action and the connection with Jack the Ripper is original.
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