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If you thought that GIALLO A VENEZIA took the giallo genre to its logical conclusion of violence, this one wins hands down. It was made pretty late for a giallo (late 80s) and I guess that is reflected by the outrageous bloodshed that presumably was tacked on to get some kind of financial return on this one...
Stylistically, this is reasonably effective. It has a bit of a "TV movie" look that I really don't like. The atmosphere that my favourite gialli (such as DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING or EYE OF THE LABYRINTH) manage to conjure up is simply not present here. Still, the plot seems pretty neat if a little too straightforward for a film of this nature (then again I'm a sucker for the contrived and complex!).
Once again, the sexual violence is the focus of this film. The scene in the tent is really very nasty and explores the farthest reaches of sexual exploitation, only dabbled with previously by the likes of THE BEAST IN HEAT and DELIRIUM...
Still, it's worth a look I guess. I'd still rather watch a well-crafted but less excessive giallo any day of the week.
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