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L'assassino è ancora tra noi (1986)

While writing her thesis in criminology, a young woman begins to suspect that her new boyfriend is a serial killer.

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Mariangela D'Abbraccio ...
Christiana Marelli
Giovanni Visentin ...
Doctor Alex
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
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Luigi Mezzanotte ...
Doctor Franco M. Benincasa
Yvonne D'Abbraccio
Francesco Capitano
Oresto Antonio Rotundo ...
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Silvia D'Agostini
Fabio Carfora
Franco Adducci
Marco Bertini
Anna Pera
Giuseppe Pelli
M. Rosario Tizzano
Roberto Sanna ...
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Inspired by true events, the movie is about Christina Marelli (Mariangela D'Abbraccio) a criminology student, who is writing her thesis on a serial killer which is terrorizing an Italian city. As her investigation proceeds, she meets a young forensic and they fall in love. The maniac keeps on killing, and then she begins to suspect that her new boyfriend may be the psycho that she is writing about. Written by jairhcastillo

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The Killer Has Returned  »

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The first female victim is still clearly breathing after being shot several times. See more »

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The closing credits appear on a still photograph of the protagonist while she is watching the film in a theater. See more »

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References The Trouble with Harry (1955) See more »

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An admittedly nasty, but also rather dull giallo.
1 November 2009 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Based on a spate of unsolved, real-life murders in Florence, The Killer Is Still Among Us is a mid-80s giallo that lacks the intricate plot, stylish direction and stunning cinematography that is typical of the genre, but which compensates somewhat with a nastier, more misogynistic tone than usual and a final scene of sickening sexual violence designed to ensure the film a certain level of notoriety.

Exploitative elements aside, the film is a rather unremarkable effort that offers very little in the way of suspense and far too much boring exposition. For the first hour or so, the sex and violence is kept to a minimum, the thrust of the film being criminologist student Christiana Marelli's dull investigation of the murders and her growing suspicion of boyfriend Doctor Alex—all of which is very uninteresting.

During the course of her enquiries, Christiana crosses paths with a group of voyeurs, which widens the pool of suspects somewhat, but none of this is of much consequence: the film's raison d'être is clearly the 'money shot'—the graphic mutilation of a female victim (a nauseating nipple slice and some bloody knife damage to the nether regions)—after which The Killer Is Still Among Us closes without resolution, the open ending claiming that the film was 'made as a warning to young people and with the hope that it will be of use to law enforcement'.

Yeah, right!


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