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Rings of Fear (1978)
"Enigma rosso" (original title)

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A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Inspector Gianni Di Salvo
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Christina
Ivan Desny ...
Chief Inspector Louis Roccaglio
Jack Taylor ...
Michael Parravicini
Bruno Alessandro ...
Di Salvo's Assistant
María Asquerino ...
Miss Graham
Helga Liné ...
Mrs. Russo
Silvia Aguilar ...
Virginia Nardini
Taida Urruzola ...
Franca
Tony Isbert ...
Max van der Weyden
Fausta Avelli ...
Emily Russo
Albertina
Fabián Conde ...
Mr. Mandel
Brigitte Wagner ...
Virginia
Carmen Carro
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A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."

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Sweet sixteen ... they'll lose more than just their lives.

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Mystery | Thriller

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19 August 1978 (Italy)  »

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Red Rings of Fear  »

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Inspector Gianni Di Salvo: [holds up hands to depict size] Someone with a cock this big raped Angela Russo and threw her in the river!
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29 February 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Marginally better than average giallo centres on an exclusive girl's school where the studies include mass orgies, gory retributions and murder. Detective (Testi) is called to investigate the brutal murder of a student and begins to suspect there's more going on at the school than just maths & science. A familiar trail is uncovered, highlighting several likely suspects (ubiquitous Euro horror ex-pat American, Jack Taylor primarily) who may or may not be the actual killer. There's also a neat little twist in the film's double-headed climax, although arguably, it could've been more effectively resolved.

Testi is a likable leading man, his portly sidekick Bruno Alessandro also effective as they use unconventional methods in an attempt to solve the politically sensitive case. Jack Taylor is typically sinister as a sleazy fashion guru (the roller-coaster scene memorable), and Ivan Desny prominent as the police chief. Unusually, the dubbing isn't bad and doesn't detract so much from the film like others of the ilk. There's a fair quota of skin on display here, and the occasional ghastly corpse will heighten the senses.

Director Negrin displays a solid appreciation for the sub-genre and while it's probably not strictly giallo for the puritanical fan, it serves the purpose well and maintains the mystery and suspense through to the dual climax.


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