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Plot of Fear (1976)
"E tanta paura" (original title)

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A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

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Jeanne
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Inspector Gaspare Lomenzo
Quinto Parmeggiani ...
Angelo Scanavini
Edoardo Faieta ...
Fulvio Colaianni (as Eddy Fay)
John Steiner ...
Hoffmann
Jacques Herlin ...
Pandolfi
Cecilia Polizzi ...
Woman at Villa Hoffmann
Greta Vayan ...
Laura Falconieri (as Greta Vajant)
Sarah Crespi ...
Rosa Catena (as Sarah Ceccarini)
Enrico Oldoini ...
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Chief Inspector
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Pietro Riccio
Giorgio Gargiullo
Eleonora Vivaldi
Guidarino Guidi
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A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the children's book titled 'Shockheaded Peter'. The subsequent investigation leads to an exclusive club called Wildlife's Friends. Written by Red-Barracuda

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A subtle mix of giallo and depressing crime cinema.
28 December 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A series of brutal and savage murders baffles police.Egocentric inspector Gaspare Lomenzo(Michele Placido)wants to catch elusive killer.The victims were the members of a bizarre sex club called The Fauna Lovers.The club is led by eccentric and filthy rich author Hoffman.The accidental death of a hooker Rosa may help to solve this tough criminal case...After making brilliant giallo "Black Belly of the Tarantula" Paolo Cavara made "Plot of Fear".The film is well-acted and very suspenseful with several surprising plot twists.The set designs are garish,the ladies are beautiful and there is a bit of sleaze.The murders are stylish and unrelenting for example one female victim is burned alive.The portrayal of wealthy decadence in "Plot of Fear" comes across as depressing and unforgiving.8 giallos out of 10.


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