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A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again. Written by
When I first saw "Seven Bloodstained Orchids" I was pretty impressed. The acting is pretty good compared to some other giallos I've seen and the plot is actually coherent without having to watch it fifty times.
Now, over a year later, and having seen several more giallos, I think this film is rather bland. The suspenseful scenes with the killer are rather predictable. This film is not only tame for a Lenzi film, but tame for a giallo. There is really only one memorable murder sequence: the one with the drill.
I'd recommend several before recommending this one. I'd also recommend a cup of coffee before viewing because it drags in parts and the ending is a bit lackluster.
5 out of 10, kids.
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