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La corrupción de Chris Miller (1973)

A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?

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Ruth Miller
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Chris Miller
Barry Stokes ...
Barney Webster
Perla Cristal ...
Perla
Rudy Gaebel ...
Lewis
Gérard Tichy ...
Commissioner
Alicia Altabella ...
Adela
Mariano Vidal Molina ...
Ernesto (as Vidal Molina)
María Bardem ...
Maria
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Pedro (as Juan Bardem)
Miguel Bardem ...
Tin
Gustavo Re ...
Shopkeeper
Carl Rapp ...
TV Reporter
Goyo Lebrero ...
Peasant
Antonio Parra ...
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A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?

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When it rains it pours...BLOOD!


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September 1975 (USA)  »

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Behind the Shutters  »

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According to star Jean Seberg's biography the actress was rather embarrassed to appear in this film because of its lurid subject matter. She only took the role due to financial matters. See more »

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Referenced in Beauty (1981) See more »

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Au clair de la lune
Performed by Barry Stokes, Jean Seberg and Marisol
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An intelligent and fiendish thriller that deserves to be re-discovered!
17 August 2010 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

This early 70's mystery-thriller from Spain is a film that most genre fans have never heard of, let alone seen, and it's a shame.

A repressed woman living in the Spanish countryside must deal with her disturbed stepdaughter but their world is about to become more troubled when a sexy drifter wonders into their lives. Will he create a void between the two and furthermore does this charming stranger have anything to do with the local family that just got butchered by an elusive killer?

The Corruption of Chris Miller is one slippery thriller. Its wonderfully twisted plot always manages to catch the viewer off guard in every act with some truly surprising turns and revelations. Its one thoroughly well-written tale that's compelling from its sinister opening to its chilling final images. In addition the direction of Juan Antonio Bardem is stylishly done with some nice camera work and lovely filming locations. The lush music score is also a welcomed plus.

One of the biggest highlights here is the cast. Star Jean Seberg is great as the revengeful Ruth, as is Marisol as the lonely and traumatized Chris. The gorgeous Barry Stokes is probably the best of the cast though as his likable, mysterious, and just possibly dangerous character. The supporting cast is solid as well.

For those that take their thrillers seriously The Corruption of Chris Miller is a true lost gem. It has a touch of Hitchcock, a bit of Italian giallo, and even a foreshadowing of the slasher genre. In short it's a wild-card treat for genre fans. Obscure and difficult to find yes, but oh so worth being unearthed!

*** 1/2 out of ****


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