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Killer's Delight (1978)

A detective tracks a serial killer through San Francisco.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Luisi ...
Sgt. Vince De Carlo
Dr. Carol Thompson
Martin Speer ...
Detective Mike Mitelman
Hilary Thompson ...
Annie (as Hilarie Thompson)
Anne-Marie Martin ...
First Victim - Girl with dog (as Eddie Benton)
Wanda (as Sandy Serrano)
Cynthia Nigh ...
Keli Sils ...
Sharon DeBord ...
De Carlo's Wife (as Sharon Du Bord)
Carol Bilger ...
De Carlo's Daughter
Al Dunlap ...
Capt. Jeter
Pete the Witness (as Buck Flower)
Gene Bryson ...
Victoria Rocha ...
Miss Ice Cube


A detective tracks a serial killer through San Francisco.

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A small town. Five girls in one week. It's been fun. See more »


Thriller | Horror


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Release Date:

August 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dark Ride  »

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1.85 : 1
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This film was inspired by the notorious exploits of serial killer Ted Bundy. See more »

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It isn't terrible, but doesn't quite work
7 July 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

When I was growing up, I saw this movie (under the title "The Dark Ride") in several video stores in my town. I was curious about it, but I never got around to renting it. Recently, I found a copy in a thrift store, and felt it was now or never. To tell the truth, I thought it would be awful, but to my surprise I found several aspects of the movie worthy of merit. It's decently acted for the most part by the no-name cast, for one thing. And there are a number of scenes involving the killer that have some genuine creepiness, such as using the simple but effective technique of little to no background music. The movie also correctly illustrates that investigations of serial killers take a lot of long and hard work. Unfortunately, that leads to the big problem of the movie. Even though the movie runs less than 90 minutes, the story is still too drawn out, and gets dull at times. Also, if you are looking for plenty of exploitation material like gore and sexual stuff, there isn't much of that here. In fact, it wouldn't take that much editing to make this movie safe to broadcast on commercial TV. So while I am firm in my opinion to not seek out this movie, I will say that if you find yourself watching it you won't find it completely bad.

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