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Double Exposure (1983)

A photographer for a men's magazine is disturbed by a recurring dream he has that he is killing his models by various gruesome means. Then he discovers that his city is being terrorized by ... See full summary »
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Adrian Wilde
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Mindy Jordache
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Charlie
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Hooker
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Toni
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A photographer for a men's magazine is disturbed by a recurring dream he has that he is killing his models by various gruesome means. Then he discovers that his city is being terrorized by a slasher who is stalking and murdering women on the streets. He begins to suspect that he may actually be the killer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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January 1983 (USA)  »

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A doppia esposizione  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Joanna Pettet was very nervous about doing her nude scene. See more »

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When questioning the bartender, the police show him photographs of several of the victims. Among the photos is a picture of April's dead body, but the character April had not yet been killed at that point. See more »

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Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: Double Exposure (2011) See more »

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Slightly sleazy, giallo-flavoured slasher
9 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Here's something a little different from Crown International Pictures: a giallo-flavoured slasher with a strong psychological angle and a decidedly nasty edge. DOUBLE EXPOSURE tells the tale of a photographer plagued by nightmares in which he kills a string of young and beautiful women, and a real-life series of killings taking place at the same time. Could he really be the serial killer responsible?

DOUBLE EXPOSURE feels very much like an '80s-era giallo along the lines of A BLADE IN THE DARK or NOTHING UNDERNEATH. It has an unusually vicious edge to it for a Crown International film; it's not that it's particularly gory - and it's certainly nowhere near as gory as your average Italian giallo - it's just that the murders are ruthless and mean-spirited. Being a Crown film, there's ample nudity if you're after that, along with a very low budget that gives a schlocky look to everything that occurs.

The cast give solid rather than unspectacular performances and there are supporting turns for a few familiar faces like Cleavon Little. Michael Callan is pretty good as the weirdo lead, covered in sweat and acting deranged for the most part, although anybody with any experience of this particular genre of films will guess the identity of the killer early on in the proceedings. Nevertheless, DOUBLE EXPOSURE is a breath of fresh air when compared to Crown's typical output (i.e. low budget sex comedies).


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