Il Mostro (DVD) (1977)
of Luigi Zampa
Uncut Movies - end of October 2022
Original Title :
Audio : Italian
Subtitles : French, Italian, English
Duration : 1h35
Format : DVD Full Version
Zone : All zones
Directed by Luigi Zampa in 1977, IL MOSTRO, also known in France as CRIMINALIA, is an excellently crafted giallo which features the sublime cast of Sydne Rome (THE KILLER MUST KILL AGAIN by Luigi Cozzi) and Renato Scarpa (SUSPIRIA by Dario Argento). Sublimated by the music of Ennio Morricone and the editing of Franco Fraticelli (THE CHILLS OF ANGUISH, MY CHER ASSASSIN), IL MOSTRO stands out as an essential title for all lovers of Italian thrillers.
A series of brutal and bloody murders are committed in Rome. All of the victims are high-profile personalities with apparently no connection to each other other than their popularity with the general public. Valerio, a small-scale journalist employed by a tabloid newspaper to answer readers' letters, is contacted by the assassin who systematically warns him of his crimes. The journalist thus manages to find himself first at the scene of the murders and imagines he can relaunch his career with the daily newspaper that employs him. He decides to conduct his own investigation to unmask the assassin as the list of victims continues to grow and the police begin to suspect him.