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


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Luigi Angelo (screenplay)
Luigi Angelo (story)
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Release Date:
July 1975 (USA) See more »
One day you'll get closer to the violence of death... but THIS IS AS FAR AS WE DARE TAKE YOU... with any hope of bringing you back! See more »
A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Robert Pattinson: Reality bites
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 November 2011, 12:41 AM, PST)

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Farley Granger ... Inspector Capuana

Sylva Koscina ... 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

Jessica Dublin ... Rossella
Paul Oxon
Philippe Hersent ... The Questor
Nieves Navarro ... Lilly (as Susan Scott)
Sandro Pizzorro
Bruno Boschetti ... Policeman (segment "incipit")
Benito Stefanelli ... Lilly's Husband
Luigi Ciavarro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Pope ... (voice: English version)

Harry Reems ... (in edited American version)
Tina Russell ... (edited American version)
Marc Stevens ... (voice: English version)

Directed by
Roberto Bianchi Montero 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luigi Angelo  screenplay
Luigi Angelo  story
Roberto Bianchi Montero  screenplay (as Roberto Montero)
Italo Fasan  screenplay
Italo Fasan  story

Produced by
Angelo Faccenna .... executive producer
Eugenio Florimonte .... producer
Mario Pellegrino .... executive producer
Original Music by
Giorgio Gaslini 
Cinematography by
Fausto Rossi 
Film Editing by
Rolando Salvatori 
Art Direction by
Massimo Bolongaro 
Costume Design by
Oscar Capponi 
Makeup Department
Liliana Dulac .... hair stylist
Liliana Dulac .... makeup artist
Production Management
Francesco Vitulano .... production manager
Sound Department
Roberto Alberghini .... sound
Special Effects by
Vitantonio Ricci .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Gennaro .... camera operator
Gianfranco Turino .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lidia Maniero .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Bruno Sarandrea .... assistant editor
Other crew
Marisa Agostini .... script supervisor
Maria Luisa Della Camera .... secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile" - Italy (original title)
"Bad Girls" - USA (reissue title)
"Penetration" - USA (X-rated version)
"Revelations of a Sex Maniac to the Head of the Criminal Investigation Division" - Europe (English title)
"The Slasher the Sex Maniac!" - USA (dubbed version)
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95 min | Australia:90 min | USA:88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Iceland:16 | USA:R | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

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 »


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MY favourite Giallo, 3 March 2013
Author: Solid_Gold from Canada

I love this movie. The first time that I saw it was when I was a little girl, around 9 or 10 years old. The storyline is great: a killer who targets women who have been unfaithful to their husbands. It is unfair that the killer does not target unfaithful men, but hey, this is a giallo after all. It's funny because I am pretty sure that I only like this movie because I watch it in Italian, and that makes it exotic to me. If it were an American movie, I would probably not like it as much. Farley Granger is quite handsome, even more so than in "Strangers On A Train". There is a red herring that I found predictable, but I've been watching horror films for most of my life, so I often guess correctly what's going on. I knew who the killer really was long before it was revealed. I found the ending quite sad though. It would have been nice to have a different outcome. At least this giallo doesn't have the graphic violence that some of it's contemporaries have.

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