18 June 2024
Enigma Rosso (1978)
85 min.
Directed by Alberto Negrin.
With Fabio Testi, Ivan Pesny, Bruno Alessandra, Jack Taylor.
Known in the U.S. as Trauma (as well as Rings of Fear), this passable giallo has college girls being knocked off by a psycho with Fabio Testi in close pursuit of the killer.

The plot meanders along aimlessly at points, the ending only leaves you with more questions. But still these Italian crime thrillers have a life all their own.

Interesting music by Riz Ortolani (listen to his haunting scoring for Lucio Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling).

A much better import along these lines would be What Have You Done to Solange? (1972) from director Dallamano, also starring Testi and set in a girl's school.

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