Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Smash Palace 1981

- Seeing Evil 2018

- A Wish for Giants 2018

- Apotheosis 2018

- Vidar the Vampire 2017

- Poetry Slammed 2018

- Spider Danger 2012

- Funeral Day 2016

- Last House on the Left 1972

- Collar 2017

- King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen 2017

- Brothers of the Wind 2015

- Triggered 2018

- Inheritance 2017

- Dalmatian 2018

- The Return of Swamp Thing 1989

- The Assassin's Apprentice 2018

- Partitioned Heart 2017

- The Man with a Shotgun 1961

- Darkside Stories 2017

- 2047: Virtual Revolution 2016

- Missing Peace 2018

- Lake of Dracula 1971

- Shower Sharks 2018

- Curse 2018

- All Over Again 2017

- Astro 2018

- The Red Lotus 2017

- Home Videos 2017

- The Lightest Darkness 2017

- The Nursery 2017

- Who's Watching Oliver 2017

- Atmo HorroX 2016

- Evil of Dracula 1974

- 13:28 2017

- The God Inside My Ear 2017

- Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988

- Simon Marsden: A Life in Pictures 2018

- Dead List 2017

- The Question 2018

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Hair of the Dog 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

The Zodiac Killer

USA 1971
produced by
Tom Hanson for Adventure Productions
directed by Tom Hanson
starring Hal Reed, Bob Jones, Ray Lynch, Tom Pittman, Mary Darrington, Frank Sanabek, Ed Quigley, Bertha Dahl, Dion Marinkovich, Doodles Weaver, Gloria Gunn, Richard Styles, Manny Cardoza, Norma Takaki, Donna Register, Barbara Schillaci, Edna DeHart, Norma Michaels, Tom Hanson, Dennis Thomann, Werner Maahs, Dick Nedwick, Emanuel Nedwick, Brian Falkner, Elliot Katt, Steve Harper, Stacy Videen, Marleen Parris, Pat West, Robert Hanson, Jo Porrine, Arthur Porrine, Larry Hines, Susie Knolan, Don Law, Wayne Jeppson, Ray Cantrell, Dave Warfel, Dave Carlson, Gabe Balcar, Hans Klein, Aaron Koslow, Bart Dempster, Sharon Ridgeway, Lundyne Johns, Pearl Leidy, George Fryette, Melissa Mosley, William J. Kurdi, Richard Garrison, Louise Keene
written by Ray Cantrell, Manny Cardoza

Zodiac Killer

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

These days, San Francisco is terrorized by the Zodiac Killer, a serialkiller who strikes without warning and without motive, kills people rather at random, then gloats about it in the media - and police Sgt Pittman (Ray Lynch) and Officer Heller (Tom Pittman) are left completely in the dark, to such an extent that they visit a psychic (Aaron Koslow) - who gives them nothing but useless advice ...

Meet Grover (Bob Jones), a truck driver who after hours likes to dress up as a rich businessman to pick up girls - and sometimes it works even. Thing is, he's got some kind of inferiority complex because of his failed marriage, and now his ex-wife (Dion Marinkovich) doesn't even let him see their daughter anymore - a situation that comes to a head when he brings a gun over to her place. Ultimately, the police is called and they shoot Grover dead - but not before he claims to be the Zodiac Killer. Thing is, he isn't, and it doesn't take the police long to figure that out ...

Meet Jerry (Hal Reed), the nice guy next door, who always greets his neighbours, has a solid job as a mailman that seems to fulfill him, who doesn't sleep around despite various offers, and who cares about nothing more than his bunny rabbits - in other words, a model citizen ... unless of course you count the fact that he is actually the Zodiac Killer ...


The Zodiac Killer is not a "good" film by any stretch of imagination, its direction is rather functional while its acting is on the over-the-top side of things, The budget doesn't always meet the demands of the story, and the film at times looks seedy even if there's no nudity or sex in it - and that's what makes the movie great from today's point of view, it's a fun testament of the bygone era of grindhouse cinema that didn't care too much about ... anything really (don't look at this wearing today's political correctness glasses), that really throws bizarre ideas (like Jerry praying to the slaves of Atlantis) or fun kills into the story rather at random - and that really has a creepy ending due to its refusal to end things on a happy note.

You might want to like yesteryear's grindhouse cinema to begin with, but then it's well worth a watch!

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland



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


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




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 The Zodiac Killer
at the amazons ...


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

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find The Zodiac Killer here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

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

x-rated  find The Zodiac Killer at

Thanks for watching !!!



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



Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...


Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!


Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner


Jetzt kaufen bei