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Mask of Murder (1988)

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In a Canadian village are women being killed by a psychopath. Chief Rich and Inspector McLane have no clue until McLane shoots a suspicious man. Now the killing seems to have ended, but the... See full summary »

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Supt. Bob McLaine
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Sam Cook ...
Supt. Ray Cooper
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Dr. Paul Crossland
Heinz Hopf ...
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Christine McKenna
Cyd Hayman
Mark Harrison ...
Martin Engels, violent man at the hairdresser's
Petrina Derrington
Christopher Guinnes
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Johannes Krantz (as Frank Brannan)
Bill Redvers ...
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Hjördis Petterson ...
Ida Swanson, movie theater cashier (as Hjordis Petterson)
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In a Canadian village are women being killed by a psychopath. Chief Rich and Inspector McLane have no clue until McLane shoots a suspicious man. Now the killing seems to have ended, but the killer picks yet another victim... Written by Volker Boehm

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Least it had a plot if nothing else!
22 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While I agree with nearly all of what chrisie says in her review here, I don't think it's one of the worst films I've ever seen. But maybe that says something more about me than it does the film...

There was a plot here, not much of one but lot of grade-Z films don't have that subtle little thing. Plus there was a kinda twisted motive for the copycat killer that made some logical sense. Again, not a feature of some bad films I've seen.

The acting was pretty standard and Chris Lee could have phoned his role in, Rod Taylor played his usual 'tough straight guy' part and Valerie Perrine was...er...Valerie Perrine again...nice eye candy but little else.

Main fault really is this type of film had been done many times before and done far better. Still, it passed the time and I resisted the urge to fast-forward, which is always a good sign.

And by the way, I don't think it was his wife's knickers that Rod Taylor was sniffing, looked more like her nightie to me. Not that most men would blame him for having a sniff of the knicks....we're strange, complicated creatures we men! In this instance I assume the idea that he was smelling his wife's perfume on her nightie to show the viewers this was the only way he could get close to her anymore? Then again, maybe he's just a pervert.....

N.B. My referring to another review by Chrisie in which she mentions the knicker sniffing may be confusing since that review has been deleted for some unknown reason.


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