4.5/10
171
6 user 9 critic

Mask of Murder (1988)

In a Canadian village are women being killed by a psychopath. Chief Rich and Inspector McLane have no clue until McLane shoots a suspicious man. Now the killing seems to have ended, but the... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Girl (1987)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A middle-aged man becomes involved with a much younger girl, leading to a scandal.

Director: Arne Mattsson
Stars: Franco Nero, Bernice Stegers, Clare Powney
The Hired Gun (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A hardcore former mercenary in Africa is commissioned by a neo-Nazi organization to bring secret documents from WW2, hidden at an American military base.

Director: Arne Mattsson
Stars: Frederick Offrein, Sam Cook, Paul L. Smith
The Keeper (1976)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so ... See full summary »

Director: T.Y. Drake
Stars: Christopher Lee, Tell Schreiber, Sally Drake
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

After witnessing a man's death in a bizarre accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest.

Director: John Hayes
Stars: Christopher Lee, Sue Lyon, Kirk Scott
Serial (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

It's the end of the '70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Persky
Stars: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister
On the Run (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mr. Payatta is a professional hit man who travels the world to take out notorious bad guys.

Director: Mende Brown
Stars: Rod Taylor, Paul Winfield, Beau Cox
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A model is murdered at a famous fashion house and the Hillmans start to investigate. Kajsa Hillman is employed as a model and discovers that several people had motives to kill the model who... See full summary »

Director: Arne Mattsson
Stars: Anita Björk, Lillebil Ibsen, Nils Hallberg
Dark Places (1973)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a prince was buried and his tomb eternally curses so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children.

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford
Musical | Fantasy | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Supt. Bob McLaine
... Marianne McLaine
... Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich
Sam Cook ... Supt. Ray Cooper
... Dr. Paul Crossland
... Carlos, the Hairdresser
Christine McKenna ... Vicky Moore
... Child Psychologist
... Martin Engels
Petrina Derrington ... Sonja Lawson, the Stripper
Christopher Guinnes
... Johannes Krantz (as Frank Brannan)
Bill Redvers ... Police Officer
... Ida Swanson (as Hjordis Petterson)
Edit

Storyline

In a Canadian village are women being killed by a psychopath. Chief Rich and Inspector McLane have no clue until McLane shoots a suspicious man. Now the killing seems to have ended, but the killer picks yet another victim... Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Who is innocent... Who is guilty... Who is safe... Who is next...


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 1988 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

The Investigator  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is shot in Uppsala, Sweden. The birth place of Ingmar Bergman and the set of Fanny and Alexander. See more »

Crazy Credits

Frank Brennan's name is spelled correctly during the opening credits, but incorrectly as 'Frank Brannan' during the end credits. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Least it had a plot if nothing else!
22 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

While I agree with nearly all of what chrisie says in her review here, I don't think it's one of the worst films I've ever seen. But maybe that says something more about me than it does the film...

There was a plot here, not much of one but lot of grade-Z films don't have that subtle little thing. Plus there was a kinda twisted motive for the copycat killer that made some logical sense. Again, not a feature of some bad films I've seen.

The acting was pretty standard and Chris Lee could have phoned his role in, Rod Taylor played his usual 'tough straight guy' part and Valerie Perrine was...er...Valerie Perrine again...nice eye candy but little else.

Main fault really is this type of film had been done many times before and done far better. Still, it passed the time and I resisted the urge to fast-forward, which is always a good sign.

And by the way, I don't think it was his wife's knickers that Rod Taylor was sniffing, looked more like her nightie to me. Not that most men would blame him for having a sniff of the knicks....we're strange, complicated creatures we men! In this instance I assume the idea that he was smelling his wife's perfume on her nightie to show the viewers this was the only way he could get close to her anymore? Then again, maybe he's just a pervert.....

N.B. My referring to another review by Chrisie in which she mentions the knicker sniffing may be confusing since that review has been deleted for some unknown reason.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial