2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 December 2005
It took me a good few views before I understood what the hell is going on in this weird but original film; so many murder suspects are murdered themselves that it's hard to keep track most of the time. However, the sound quality doesn't help with the confusion, it's absolutely abysmal and this is due to the DVD transfere. The machete in the face and the spear through the couple are identical killings to the ones in 'Friday 13th part two'. The cinematography is second to none and the score is very jazzy and sets the mood from the outset. The downside is the thick fake blood which resembles 'signal red' gloss. Also look closely at the the spear through the chest killing; the scene after his death clearly shows the spear protuding from his stomach. Having said that however, you have to keep reminding yourself throughout the movie that it was made in 1971 and Italian. It was also the first film to require a face-to-face warning at its premier. It's a great film but make sure you purchase a good quality pair of cordless headphones - it could help with the almost inaudible dialogue!