STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM
UNA MAGNUM SPECIAL PER TONY SAITTA
1976, Park Circus/MGM, 99 min, Italy/Canada, Dir: Alberto De Martino

Stuart Whitman stars as an Ottawa police captain looking for the person who poisoned his sister. But when the constraints of the law restrain his investigation, he goes rogue using brutality to get answers. Featuring appearances by Martin Landau, John Saxon and Tisa Farrow, this shot-in-Canada giallo-poliziotteschi hybrid showcases one of the all-time great movie car chases.


THE NEW YORK RIPPER
LO SQUARTATORE DI NEW YORK
1982, Blue Underground, 85 min, Italy, Dir: Lucio Fulci

Quack! Quack! Quack! A killer stalks the streets of the City That Never Sleeps, targeting young women at random. Leaving no clues other than that he “sounds like a duck,” it's up to a grizzled cop and a psychoanalyst to decode the quacking. Following up his zombie quadrilogy, director Lucio Fulci's ultra-violent grindhouse giallo/slasher hybrid slices up the Big Apple into bloody pieces. A true slab of sleaze cinema so vile that only showering immediately afterward will help you feel clean.


DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING
NON SI SEVIZIA UN PAPERINO
1972, AGFA, 105 min, Italy, Dir: Lucio Fulci

Although best known for his ultra-gory zombie chunk-blowers, Lucio Fulci directed several superb gialli in the ’70s, many of which rivaled Dario Argento’s in style and aesthetic. When young boys start turning up dead in a countryside town, a news reporter (played by cult icon Tomas Milian) hopes to crack the case. With suspects ranging from a local witch to a nymphomaniac, the real answer may be even more shocking.


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