6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2012
The story... There are brutal murders occurring and a detective becomes determined to catch the killer. A picture from a children's book is left next to each of the bodies and later a link between all those killed is discovered;they were all part of a wealthy decadent sex clique...
"Plot of Fear" from 1976 was directed by Paulo Cavara who also made the excellent giallo "Black Belly Of The Tarantula". In my opinion this is not as good as that Giallo classic, but it's still a decent film with a good plot and numerous twists and turns throughout. The cast is very good including Corinne Clery,John Steiner,Eli Wallach and even a pre Captain Dallas himself Tom Skerrit,but Michele Placido as the detective makes the film his own for the most part. The direction is stylish and the use of flashbacks to show the wealthy group and there weekend sordid sex party is effective. The death scenes are handled well and although not too high on gore they are violent,atmospheric and memorable. There's other gritty police type action with intrigue and also plenty of sleaze and nudity. I liked the cinematography and music as well. It gets a bit convoluted towards the end but keep that concentration going and it's all fine. If you're a fan of Gialli then this is another must own.
Raro as usual have a done a fine job with this DVD and the transfer is great. There is choice of either English dubbed or Italian language with English subs.