Italian title: IL MOSTRO
director: Luigi Zampa
starring: Johnny Dorelli · Sydne Rome · Renzo Palmer · Yves Beneyton ·
Henning Schluter · Renato Scarpa
singer-turned-actor Johnny Dorreli plays clueless, low-rung journalist
Valerio with the Tribuna Sera newspaper. He has been assigned a parade
of crap stories and is secretly the cupid behind the lovelorn
column. To call him a reporter would cause a snicker among his peers.
Then, one day, while shifting through the advice column mail, Valerio
discovers a correspondence from someone calling himself "Il Mostro"
(The Monster). The letter informs him of a murder which will take place
at a local television station. Valerio goes to warn the TV celebrity but
arrives seconds too late. However, he is able to parlay the situation
into notoriety. As The Monster continues to warn-and-kill, the
reporter's popularity grows and before long Valerio's stories are first
page material. With the fame, his life begins to change. This is especially
true when Dina, a beautiful young singer, enter his life. But all may
not be what it appears.
Johnny Dorelli and Sydne Rome are inspired in this film. The music from
Ennio Morricone adds another layer of thrills to the production. Director
Zampa - one of the Italian filmmaker pioneers, responsible for 40+ films
between 1933 - 1979 - takes Sergio Donati's script and works magic with
it. Here, then, is an exceptional mix of murder mystery, satire, and bad-taste
Italian film with English subtitles; widescreen format (1.85:1), uncut
version at 95 minutes, DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras
include theatrical trailers..
for Mature Audiences