17 user 24 critic

The French Sex Murders (1972)

Casa d'appuntamento (original title)
A prostitute in a French brothel is assassinated, the prime suspect is one of her regular clients, soon afterwards the witnesses that testified against the suspect are killed by a strange individual.


(as F.L. Morris)


(story), | 2 more credits »

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A photographer named Kitty (Susan Scott) watched through a tourist telescope the killing of a woman through the window of a nearby house. She is unable to get a clear view of the killer's ... See full summary »

Director: Maurizio Pradeaux
Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Nieves Navarro, George Martin
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A sadistic killer cult kidnaps and sacrifices beautiful women. A young girl, just paroled from prison, moves into a strange house and appears to be the cult's next victim.

Director: William Rose
Stars: Daniela Giordano, Angelo Infanti, John Scanlon
Top Sensation (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Attempting to cure her mentally handicapped son's virginity, his mother and several friends embark on a cruise which strands them on nearly deserted island where lust and murder are on the menu!

Director: Ottavio Alessi
Stars: Maud Belleroche, Maurizio Bonuglia, Edwige Fenech
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Alan Scott, Ida Galli
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As a Child Mariale witnesses her father kill her mother. Years later, she spends her life with little contact from the outside world living in a gloomy castle. One day, however Mariale ... See full summary »

Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Ida Galli, Ivan Rassimov, Luigi Pistilli
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi, Robert Hoffmann
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its claws dipped in curare.

Director: Sergio Pastore
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Giovanna Lenzi
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 6.5/10 X  

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

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: George Hilton, Salvo Randone, William Berger
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia... See full summary »

Director: Stelvio Massi
Stars: Francis Matthews, Pascale Rivault, Giorgio Albertazzi
    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
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


Complete credited cast:
... Madame Colette
... Marianne
Evelyne Kraft ... Eleonora (as Evelyn Kraft)
... Professor Waldemar
Pietro Martellanza ... Antoine Gottvalles (as Peter Martell)
... Francine
... Inspector Fontaine
Eva Astor ... Florence
... Mr. Randall
Rolf Eden ... Pepi
Piera Viotti ... Tina
William Alexander ... George
Ada Pometti ... Doris the Maid
Alessandro Perrella ... Doris' Lover


Francine (Barbara Bouchet) a prostitute in a french brothel is assassinated, the prime suspect is one of her regular clients, even though the alleged perpetrator claims his innocence he is sentenced to death but manages to escape custody, during the high speed chase he suffers a fatal crash. Soon afterwards the witnesses that testified against the suspect are murdered by an black glove wearing individual in bloody ways. Who is behind the mysterious killings? Written by jairhcastillo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »



| |


| |

Release Date:

16 June 1972 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

French Sex Murders  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The sleazy American writer is named "Mr. Randall" in honor of the film's producer Dick Randall. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Really enjoyable if flawed giallo
18 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Investigating a strange death in Paris, a police inspector finds that the main suspect's accidental death doesn't stop the body-count from stopping when more suspects are found dead and races to find the motive behind the strange deaths in finally find the killer.

This one here may have been a prototypical giallo but does have some minor flaws. The fact that this one does manage to play so close to the vest in the tropes of the giallo is where this one scores the most, as that keeps this one into the most watchable realms. This one does have a pretty intriguing story here about the use of the brothel and it's clients working throughout here which manages to offer up the kind of suspect list that makes true giallo fans envious at the sordid sleazy characters at play within the confines of the clientele, the fun of the slow revelation with all of their secrets and different connections to each other and the ensuing rampage across the different groups which really sets this going down more pronounced giallo tropes. Putting the familiar black- gloved killer to good use, these stalking scenes are the film's absolute best parts overall with the rather fun stalking scenes in play here with the thrilling stalking of the cheating boyfriend in the house with his lover, some fine stalking around the house where the killer strikes from behind in a great kill as well as a truly brutal triple-victim attack where the killer strikes in a house wiping out three different victims in different methods which is a rather enjoyable encounter overall. There's a lot of fun here with this series of stalking scenes which makes for a rather enjoyable time leading into the big chase at the end into the Eiffel Tower which is a rather thrilling ending helping along with the film's strong body-count. Along with a rather fun motorcycle chase and a copious amount of nudity, there's plenty to like here. Still, there's some rather problematic areas here which does hold this back somewhat. The biggest problem here is the fact that there's just so little about the killer's motivations here even with it being a convention of the genre but here it doesn't really come up at all. There's a lot to like here about the revenge-from-beyond-the-grave plot, but there's little about the actual reason here for the killer and is absolutely lazy about giving one. Another problem here is the film's rather stumbling pace that doesn't really get any kind of momentum going in the middle segments after the fake-out death of the suspected killer, keeping it going on numerous bland tangents without featuring any kind of real investigations into the main plot. Though that makes for a big final half, there's a rather bland set-up to get there. The last problem here is the film's gimmick- filled scenes that don't really do much of anything for the film, using the film-negative set-up for the scenes of the kills or the victims in the different scenes throughout here, and it somewhat hinders this with some cheesy, low-budget feel. Beyond these, there's some rather good stuff to like here.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Nudity, Language, sexual scenes and drug use.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial