21 May 2024
Death Steps in the Dark (1977)
85 min.
Directed by Maurizio Pradeaux.
With Leonard Mann, Robert Webber, Vera Krouska, Nino Maimone, Barbara Seidel, Imelda Marani, Albertina Capuani, Nazzareno Macri, Luigi Romano.
This giallo from director Maurizio Pradeaux is less virile than his earlier Death Carries a Cane, but it's still a fun ride.

Luciano (Mann) is travelling on the Instabul-Athens train when a woman is murdered with his own letteropener.

The police finger Luciano as the prime suspect in the case, only to find that the black-gloved killer's reign of terror has just begun.

Soon, all those who are on the trail to revealing the murderer's identity are mercilessly razored.

Grisly highlights include Eulah's well-executed 'blood'-bath and door-head banging sequence. Score by Riz Ortolani.

Also known as Passi di morte perduti nel buio.

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