6.5/10
797
24 user 24 critic

Mio caro assassino (1972)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A mysterious decapitation leads Inspector Peretti into a case of blackmail, deceit and the unsolved kidnapping of a young girl.

Director:

Tonino Valerii

Writers:

Roberto Leoni (screenplay), Franco Bucceri (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora. Unfortunately, a thrill-seeking young couple steal the killer's car with Nora's ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: George Hilton, Antoine Saint-John, Femi Benussi
Spasmo (1974)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Suzy Kendall, Ivan Rassimov
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Miraglia
Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a heist, the notorious jewel thief Rochard is murdered in a train. In Paris, his daughter Nicole Rochard, who is a stripper, is summoned by the police that wants to know the ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Ercoli
Stars: Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas, Pier Paolo Capponi
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo
Stars: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest.

Director: Antonio Bido
Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini, Craig Hill
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director: Francesco Barilli
Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia
Eyeball (1975)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A maniac killer in a red cape and hood is killing off American tourists on a tour bus by gouging out their eyeballs.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Martine Brochard, John Richardson, Ines Pellegrini
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... Inspector Luca Peretti
Salvo Randone ... Chief Marò
William Berger ... Giorgio Canavese
Marilù Tolo ... Dr. Anna Borgese
Manuel Zarzo ... Brigadier Bozzi (as Manolo Zarzo)
Patty Shepard ... Paola Rossi, the teacher
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Alessandro Moroni
Helga Liné ... Mrs. Paradisi
Tullio Valli Tullio Valli ... Oliviero Moroni
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Mattia Guardapelle
Dana Ghia ... Eleonora Moroni
Alfredo Mayo ... Beniamino
Mónica Randall ... Carla Moroni
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Head of Insurance Company
Lara Wendel ... Stefania Moroni (as Daniela Rachele Barnes)
Edit

Storyline

Following a mysterious decapitation (via mechanical digger) of an insurance investigator, Police Inspector Peretti is put onto the case. Slowly more people are found dead... a man supposedly commits suicide, a women is strangled, another attacked in her flat... but all the clues lead to an unsolved case of kidnapping and murder. Can Peretti find the murderer, if his major clue is a little girls drawing??? Written by Andrew Lines <peter_lines@lineone.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 February 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

My Dear Killer See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 59715 delivered on 29-1-1972. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1998 UK Redemption video was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove a brief shot of a young naked girl at an art studio. The 2008 Shameless DVD features shorter film credits though the film is fully uncut and contains around 12 secs of additional gory violence. See more »

Connections

Features Django (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My Complex & Sadist Killer!
13 July 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Anyone who ever saw "My Dear Killer" is most likely to agree when I claim that it's nearly impossible to find another horror film with a more convoluted plot! I never thought I'd say this, but this movie almost exaggerates with the constant adding of new twists and complexity! "My Dear Killer", which is a giallo in the purest definition of the term, features nearly a dozen murder victims and an equal amount of suspects. Paying close attention to the development of the plot is difficult enough already, so guessing along for the killer's identity is pretty much out of the question. And yet, it's another wondrous example of Italy's finest horror sub genre, with brutal slaughters, controversial themes and great music! Giallo-regular George Hilton ("All the Colors of the Dark", "Case of the Bloody Iris") plays Peretti, a police detective charged with investigating the eerie murder of an insurance inspector. He was obviously getting too close to someone's dark secrets and, in order to solve the case; Peretti has carry on with the decapitated victim's research. All traces lead to the unsolved kidnapping and eventual murder of a young girl in the area. The killer clearly doesn't know how he is to getting caught, as he precautionary starts to eliminate everyone close to the case. Be advised that the above is a very vague description of the plot, as a more detailed summary would cover several pages. Apart from a few minor holes in the plot and a handful of illogicalness, "My Dear Killer" is a hugely compelling and intense murder-mystery. Especially the violence will appeal to hardcore horror fans, as the killer even uses circular saws and construction machinery! Tonino Valerii is not a very eminent Italian horror filmmaker (or at least not as eminent as, say, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci or Sergio Martino), but his directing is truly stylish and he obviously read the "big book of giallo-guidelines" carefully before he started making this movie. Highly recommended!


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed