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Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)

Jack el destripador de Londres (original title)
In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.

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José Luis Madrid

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Tito Carpi (screenplay), Tito Carpi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Bruno Doriani
Patricia Loran Patricia Loran ... Lulu
Renzo Marignano Renzo Marignano ... Inspector Henry Campbell
Orchidea de Santis Orchidea de Santis ... Sandy Christian
Andrés Resino ... Winston Darby Christian
Irene Mir Irene Mir ... Belinda
Franco Borelli Franco Borelli ... Detective Hawkins
Víctor Iregua Víctor Iregua
Teresita Castizio Teresita Castizio
Carmen Roger Carmen Roger ... Violeta
Palomba Moreno Palomba Moreno ... Srta. Sanders
Víctor Vilanova Víctor Vilanova ... McMurdo
Maika Maika ... Prostituta
Miguel Muniesa Miguel Muniesa ... Superintendente Chambers
Isidro Novellas Isidro Novellas ... Mile
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In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.

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Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

15 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Murders for Scotland Yard See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Fairly pedestrian Spanish giallo
23 April 2013 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

The giallo was an Italian invention; however, there were several Spanish movies that are accepted entries in the genre. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard is a pretty typical example of this sub-genre of the sub-genre. It stars Iberian horror icon Paul Naschy in the lead role. In it he plays medical student turned acrobat who is the chief suspect in a series of prostitute murders in London. The killings recall the work of Jack the Ripper.

This is a pretty routine murder-mystery. It's hampered a bit by its low budget. It lacks the sense of style that most of its Italian counterparts had, so it comes across as somewhat more rough-edged. The murders themselves have pretty crude gore effects, while there is a distinct lack of nudity. The latter is clearly as a result of the Spanish origins, seeing as this was made in Franco's Spain and film nudity was a bit of a no-no – Spaniards like Jesus Franco had to make films in France and West Germany in order to ramp up the sex. The mystery itself isn't bad as such but the small cast means that there really aren't a lot of suspects to begin with. Still, it's certainly an entertaining enough flick, just don't go into it expecting too much.


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