23 October 2014

Slaughter Hotel (1971)
95 min.
Directed by Fernando di Leo.
With Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri, Monica Strebel, John Ely, Jamie Garrett.
A masked killer stalks the hallways of an exclusive mental health clinic, slashing his way through the roster of nurses and beautiful female patients.

Could the psycho be a deranged madman from the outside? Or could pensive psychiatrist Dr. Francis Clay (genre regular Kinski) have finally flipped his lid?

This passable euroslasher is attractively shot and generally maintains interest. Even if the exploitative, soft core rubbing/masturbation sequences threaten to slow the horror splatter to a standstill.

Best scene: the unexpected bloody nurse massacre ending, a refreshing moment of inspiration which doubles the film's overall bodycount...and all in the last 2 minutes!

Also known as Asylum Erotica.

Italian: La bestia uccide a sangue fredda.

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