MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,549 this week

So Sweet, So Dead (1972)
"Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  July 1975 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 305 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 16 critic

A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 187 titles
created 25 May 2011
 
a list of 374 titles
created 15 Dec 2011
 
a list of 713 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 123 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 20 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: So Sweet, So Dead (1972)

So Sweet, So Dead (1972) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of So Sweet, So Dead.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its caws dipped in curare.

Director: Sergio Pastore
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Giovanna Lenzi
Burial of the Rats (TV Movie 1995)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In 19th Century France, a young Bram Stoker is captured by a man-hating, all-female cult of thong bikini wearers. Aided by flesh-eating rats, the warrior women raid the lairs of evil men ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Golden
Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Maria Ford, Kevin Alber
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Ercoli
Stars: Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu, Pietro Martellanza
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Erika Blanc
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander, Anton Diffring
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf
Bloodeaters (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.

Director: Charles McCrann
Stars: Charles McCrann, Beverly Shapiro, Dennis Helfend
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The customers of a masseuse fall prey to a mysterious serial killer, one by one.

Director: Demofilo Fidani
Stars: Simonetta Vitelli, Jerry Colman, Raffaele Curi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Miharu Shima, Hatsuo Yamaya
Hellish Flesh (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: José Mojica Marins
Stars: Cristina Andréia, Lirio Bertelli, Virgínia Camargo
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.

Director: Francesco Barilli
Stars: Leonora Fani, Luc Merenda, Francisco Rabal
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Maurizio Pradeaux
Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Nieves Navarro, George Martin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Inspector Capuana
...
Barbara Capuana
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Paolo Santangeli
Annabella Incontrera ...
Franca Santangeli
Chris Avram ...
Professor Casali
Femi Benussi ...
Serena
Krista Nell ...
Renata
Angela Covello ...
Bettina Santangeli
Fabrizio Moresco ...
Piero
Andrea Scotti
Irene Pollmer ...
Giannina
Luciano Rossi ...
Gastone
Ivano Staccioli ...
The Liar
Nino Foti
...
Rossella
Edit

Storyline

Inspector Capuana investigates serial murders where the victims of unfaithful wives were get killed as they were having sex with their husbands. A naked woman is found murdered and mutilated in a prosperous small province town in Southern Italy. But who is murdering her? After a while, the killer who wears black fedora, gloves, and trench coat starts photographing unfaithful wives as they start having sex with their lovers and also killing them. Written by c9rm9n

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Only beautiful women... only if they are evil... and when they are caught in the act... he commits the ULTIMATE BRUTALITY! See more »


Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Girls  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A re-edited version released in the U.S. was called "Penetration", and featured hardcore porno footage with adult-film stars Harry Reems and Tina Russell. It was advertised as a porno featuring actor Farley Granger, who was in the original film but had nothing to do with the re-edited version. Granger threatened the distributors with a major lawsuit for the unauthorized use of his name in the new version, and they subsequently withdrew the film from US distribution, but not from Europe. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
the knife and the flesh
14 February 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

One of the things I like in the gialli is their mixture of sex and crime - you can have your thrills and watch at the same time beautiful women with scanty or no dress at all being pursued and killed - their eyes bulge in terror, they scream, their beautiful arms try to defend themselves and finally they lie still .... so sweet... so dead! Very politically incorrect, I know! But we can't deny that we all have our darker side - personally, in real life, I don't like violence, but in my imagination many things can happen - I can even fly!

Other attractive thing in the gialli is their sense of improvisation - as they are made mainly on a low budget, many times, friends and relatives are called to act in minor roles, or to work in the crew. This is why "So sweet, so dead" (Rivelazioni di un....) transmits a feeling of spontaneity. Scenes like a party in a house, friends playing volleyball etc. feel natural. There are also some comic touches added here and there and Luciano Rossi gives us his usual dose of weird humor. Women are getting undressed most of the time, and some, as soon as they undress, get killed. I think you already know the plot: A serial killer is murdering all the unfaithful wives in a well-to-do circle.

The final scene is somewhat shocking! It seems to condone the killer's feelings, if not his actions. If you take the film seriously, you won't like it. Take the film as it is, with its fast and active camera work, lots of female flesh and thrills, and you can't go wrong.

Accuse the film of misogynistic or of whatever you want. Explain me just one thing: Why is it that beautiful women from all over the world went to Italy to get barbarically killed in the gialli? Just answer me that. Enjoy!


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack finally available on CD! mradiom
Great new dvd! richithekiller
Discuss So Sweet, So Dead (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?