Tod and Buz travel to Squaw Valley, California for "some work and some fun". They barely settle in on their new jobs at the Squaw Valley Ski Lodge when the dead body of a female skier is ... See full summary »
Tod and Buz travel to Squaw Valley, California for "some work and some fun". They barely settle in on their new jobs at the Squaw Valley Ski Lodge when the dead body of a female skier is found out on the slopes. The perpetrator, a mentally defective guest at the lodge, goes undetected and may seek another victim. Written by
Filmed and aired several months after the 1960 Winter Olympic Games was held in Squaw Valley, California. See more »
Father? Oh Father, please make them go away.
We must go, Armand. Not they. You and I. We must go home.
No. I want Penny. Please send Penny to me. I promise I'll be gentle. I won't hurt her. I won't hurt her the way you hurt Mother.
I've told you ten thousand times, Armand. I did not kill your mother. That's only something in your mind. A fantasy. It never happened.
I was with you. I saw it! She was there, and the other man. She laughed at you, and she laughed at me. She didn't even care...
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One of TV's very First Stories About a Serial Killer
Interesting early look at a serial killer before it was trendy. The story centers on a man at a isolated ski resort who kills women who remind him of his mother. The best sequence comes at the beginning where the killer (Marlowe) disguised with a ski mask, skies down a long, lonely slope and kills a woman who has fallen and hurt herself. The scene looks like something straight out of a modern day slasher flick and it is pretty creepy especially with the use of music and the fact that it cuts a way to show it from the killer's viewpoint.
Actor Scott Marlowe plays the part of the psycho in an interesting way. Instead of portraying the character as cold ,calculating, and evil he is instead shown as a very vulnerable and fragile man who is more a victim of his obsessions and compulsions than anything else.
The script does get a little too talky at points and Buz and Tod are seen too little and needed to be a little more involved. The eventual explanation for the reasons to the killer's psychotic behavior seem a little too simplistic also. Still the positives outweigh the negatives.
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