Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Interpreters 2019

- Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B&B Robbery 2020

- The Passion of Darkly Noon 1995

- Yesteryear 2020

- Driven 2019

- Reel Redemption 2020

- Freakish 2019

- Faces of the Dead 2020

- The Curse of Hobbes House 2020

- Torpedo U-235 2019

- Adrift in Soho 2019

- Salient Minus Ten 2017

- Alien Guy Tim 2019

- Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988

- Pulse 2017

- Where the Others Are 2020

- Dramatica Diablos - Sinister Symbiosis 2020

- Take My Breath Away 2020

- Blood City Massacre 2011

- A Clear Shot 2019

- Diablo Rojo PTY 2019

- Routines 2020

- The Body 2020

- Candy Witch 2020

- Master Pieces 2020

- The Hidden Lasso 2020

- Dinner Party 2020

- Fame-ish 2020

- A Rock Feels No Pain 2020

- A Nun's Curse 2020

- The Jakes are Missing 2015

- Reawakened 2020

- Easter Holocaust 2020

- Aftermath 2020

- Among Them 2018

- Mondo Siam 2020

- Escaping Freedom 2020

- The Forgotten Mountain 2018

- Wretch 2019

- The Debt of Maximilian 2019

- Evil Little Things 2019

- DisGraced 2019

- A Great Brother 2020

- John #3 2017

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946



Italy 1989
produced by
Lucio Fulci, Luigi Nannerini, Antonio Lucidi for Cine Duck
directed by Andrea Bianchi
starring Patrizia Falcone, Gino Concari, Silvia Conti, Pier Maria Cecchini, Robert Egon, Danny Debli Espositi, Marcello Furgiele, Lubka Lenzi, Anna Maria Placido, Maria Grazia Veroni, Cristina Lynn, Piero Pieri, Paul Muller, Maurice Poli
written by Andrea Bianchi, music by Luigi Ceccarelli

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




A serialkiller roams the city, and after a time he seems to settle on a filmset, slaughtering actors and crew alike in a violent and gory manner. However it seems the leading lady Jennifer (Patrizia Falcone) has little to fear since her boyfriend Walter (Gino Concari) is the investigating inspector on the case, and he sees to it that she is properly protected at all times.

Then too, the killer is actually captured after killing a couple making out in a car, and it turns out to be an escapee from a local loonie bin. Now it seems, shooting on the film - a horror film, of course, but with its fair share of transvestites - can go on undisturbed ... but in the very first night after the killer has been caught, no less than three staff members are killed in a ghastly fashion ...

Walter has a call on his answering machine, telling him to back off Jennifer because she will be next ... which of course causes him to put her under extra close guard, while he has the tape with the call analyzed in the lab ... and wouldn't you know it, the voice on the tape is his own, and as soon as this is out, he slaughters the cop guarding Jennifer, then goes after her - but he himself has seen to it that she carries a gun, and now she shoots him dead ... and in the end, she is arrested as the serial killer ...

Veteran actor Paul Muller plays the chief of police.


What a piece of garbage: If this is what the giallo genre has come to in the late 1980's, it's a good thing that they have since pretty much stopped making them. The plot is of at best remote interest, filled up with tired clichés, and contains plotholes aplenty (the biggest being, why does Walter leave a message as the killer on his own answering machine, then send it to the lab to analyze it, knowing perfectly well his voice will be identified, and why does he give Jennifer a gun before attacking her ?), the actors are all totally bland, the direction is incredibly flat, the gore scenes lack excitement, and the whole thing is completely devoid of suspense. And if the film after all of this still holds a tiny bit of interest, it is shattered by your typical 1980's synthie pop score.

In two words, oh boy !


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Masacre
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Masacre here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Masacre at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD