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Touch of Death (1988)

Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 1988 (Italy)
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A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption.

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Lester Parson is a lonely gigolo who dates and kills off middle-aged women in ultra-gory fashion just for the pleasure of watching them die, as well as to take their money and jewelery as well as cook and eat their remains for his dinner. Written by Anonymous

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Synapse Films passed on releasing 'Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio' on DVD when only video sources could be obtained as no original elements or prints could be located. This means the original elements either no longer exist or are temporarily lost. Despite only having video elements to work with, Media-Blasters subsidiary Shriek Show picked up the rights to release this film on DVD. See more »

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Touch of Deff
6 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dutch are Deaf is Fulci's attempt at combining black comedy, slapstick and extreme gore into a bundle of low budget headscratching late eighties nonsense that raises loads of questions but doesn't bother answering any, just like Fulci's Sweet House of Horrors and basically any other film he made after 1987.

This time, Brett Halsey of naked harpoon wielding ghost nun film Demonia and Demons 6 plays Lester Parson, whom we first see cooking himself a nice steak and watching a video of a less-aesthetically pleasing woman prancing around. Turns out the steak was once part of this woman's thigh and we get to see Lester graphically chainsaw the rest of her corpse and feed it to his cat and pigs. All this is done rather humorously, if you're Lucio Fulci.

Lester's constantly in debt to gangster type/book keeper Al Cliver (from Demonia, Zombie Flesh Eaters, New Gladiators, The Beyond and House of Clocks – basically, he's Fulci's go to guy for supporting actors), and in order to get cash, he constantly tracks down, seduces and murders rich widows, all of whom are disfigured for reasons that are beyond my six or seven functioning brain cells. Maybe Lucio's trying to say something there, but who knows? To make things worse for Lester, he's now apparently got a copycat killer on his tail, who keeps killing people and leaving evidence at the scene, including his genetic code. "That's my DNA!" He shouts at one point. Do you know your genetic code? Things get dafter and dafter as this film goes on, and less gory too, until you're hit with Lester's wooing of Zora Kerova (of Anthropophagus and Cannibal bloody Ferox) and Lester trying to track down the other killer. Looking for a logical conclusion? Then, tough sh*t.

I forgot to mention that Lester often talks to himself via a tape recorder.

At least the film does have some sort of ending though, unlike other Fulci films of this era. It moves fairly quickly and is mercifully short, but if you've seen Cat in the Brain, you've seen all the gory bits. All you're missing is the Al Cliver footage and the wooing of Zora. Plus, the ending makes no sense and yet again I get the feeling that Fulci might be trying to subtly say something about something or other, but it's lost under the low budget, his vision, and my brain damage. It was worth a watch.

Speaking of Brain Damage, I've decided to review as many of these late era Italian horrors. I've done a few already, but I've still to review: The Church, Red Monks, Ghosthouse, House of Clocks, Sweet House of Horrors, Demonia, Cat in the Brain, Nightmare Beach, Stagefright, Aenigma, House of Witchcraft, House of Lost Souls, Creatures from the Abyss, Troll 2, Graveyard Disturbance, and Demons 3: The Ogre. I've already reviewed Zombie 3, After Death, Maya, Dial Help, Demons 5, Demons 6, Witchouse, Spectres, Spider Labyrinth, Shocking Dark, Body Count and Cut and Run. Am I having a mid life crisis?


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