in this Cesspool with director Roberto Montero
Title: RIVELAZIONI DI UN MANIACO SESSUALE AL CAPO DELLA SQUADRA MOBILE
[Report of the Killer Sex Maniac and his Capture by the Police Investigator]
also known as: SO SWEET, SO DEAD
director: Roberto Montero
starring: Farley Granger · Sylvia Koscina · Annabella
Incontrera · Femi Benussi · Susan Scott · Krista
Montero was NOT a subtle filmmaker. His cinematic
indiscretion was probably due to years of helming shockumentaries (ten
productions between 1960-1968, including Orient By Night, Africa
Sexy, Mondo Infame, Sexy Nudo, Universe Proibito, et al).
After making a few Spaghetti Westerns, he jumped into the lucrative
thriller exploitation genre with this movie in 1973. It remains the
quintessential gore and sex Giallo.
society wives are getting their throats (and breasts) slashed by a masked
maniac wearing gloves. a hat and dark overcoat. The women targeted were
each having an extramarital affair. To drive the fact home, the killer
scatters photos of them and their lovers at the scene of the crime.
The female victims are played by an impressive cast of Italian genre
starlets. Following the canons of pure exploitation, in every instance,
director Montero concocts a vibrant nude sex-sequence and then punctuates
it with a gruesome slaughter. Inspector Capuana [Farley Granger] is
in charge of the case and feels the pressure to solve it immediately.
Of course, he eventually does find the killer, but not before his own
wife - secretly involved in her own twisted affair - is murdered.
Montero proudly signed this motion picture with his real name, but he
often used pseudonyms for his projects (including Robert B White, Luis
Monter, and George Curor). Mr Montero died from a heart attack in September
1986 at age 78. His son, Mario Bianchi, picked up the torch and held
it proudly through an array of cult films (from SATAN'S
BABY DOLL to VIOLENT
CITY) for three more decades.
Italian Film in English language; fullscreen format (4:3), uncut print
(88 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American
machine. Extras include trailers.
For Mature Audiences Only