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Nightkill (1980)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  18 December 1980 (USA)
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A women is convinced by her lover to poison her cruel husband, a rich businessman. However, she becomes terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A sinister PI, who's investigating her husband's disappearance, contacts her.

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The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too falls victim to deception. Written by Anonymous

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First of two filmed productions co-starring actress Jaclyn Smith and actor James Franciscus who the following year would both star in the 1981's made for television Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981) where they played 'Jacqueline Kennedy' and John F. Kennedy respectively. See more »

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Not so terrifying memories anymore...
24 July 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

From some of the first terrifying television, I got to view, since I didn't get to enjoy many shows like "Night Gallery" hosted by awesome Rod Serling and others because I was too young.

Until the latter nineteen seventies. This is when I started in on 'thrillers'.

But as this was for me a differing effect, for one thing I was in 'crush-ville' for Mrs. Smith and so that complicated my feelings for the movie and drew me further in.

I know that some have said that they think of the acting, with these characters as not up to par. Some have said that, I think that this was pretty to view and get into, as stories go.

I watched her go through a hard time and watched it grow increasingly more twisted. She had me on the edge of my seat and miles away from my comfort zone. But the movie was a semi-complicated and involved plot for the average viewer, I think. Plus, with betrayal from Lt. Donner (Michael Anderson Jr.), who is supposed to be at least an honorable man and naturally you would believe justice would come from his involvement. I remember very well the part with which he deceives her, right in front of her with a telephone call. He 'acts' as if he is calling to help Jacklyn's character and there is no-one on the other end of the line, unbeknown to her. I remember the hair on my neck standing up as he was just finishing with the phone call, as he hung up with that 'mono-tone' 'killer' look in his eyes.

Very chilling for me, considering that it was over twenty five years ago. And sometimes things (Movies) don't always age well. Some, age very well, but not all of course.

I am looking for this movie on DVD.

I recommend it, but watch it late or in the dark without distraction from front to back.

It does deliver classic actor/actress suspense and hair raising excitement. Not everyone may agree, but judge for yourself.(****)


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