A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who ... See full summary »
A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who testified against him at his trial. Robert Foxworth plays the police lieutenant assigned to protect them, and to catch the invisible strangler. Written by
Brian C. Madsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
First things first, no one should watch mid-70s supernatural police procedurals for their aesthetic rigor. No, you won't find that in these films. Instead, you'll find Stephanie Powers in a mink coat with Farrah hair, while Robert Foxworth rocks the Jewfro (he's probably not even Jewish) and everyone drives around in cars the size of a small house.
Elke Sommers has a strange bowl haircut that makes her look like either the Fourth Stooge or perhaps the sole Swedish Stooge. She drinks poolside, throwing herself at Robert, who refuses her. (We forgive him. Stephanie's at home, after all.) Oh, the killer? The plot? Those details hardly matter in this film. Suffice it to say, there is a killer. He kills woman by strangling them, either invisibly or telekinetically. This is all upfront and revealed, for me, by the title THE INVISIBLE STRANGLER, which is the name of this movie on Netflix.
Ultimately, murder is just an excuse for Robert Foxworth and his sidekick and hot babes to drive around and eat meals and say things to each other. I loved this movie. I heartily recommend it, unless you're a filmic artiste or a heavily aesthetic voyeur of existential-revelation masterworks. In that case, you probably want something more substantial.
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