Murder Obsession

Murder Obsession

Directed by Riccardo Freda

Director Riccardo Freda, known for mentoring one of Italy's master cult horror film makers, Mario Bava, brings us one of his sexiest giallos: MURDER OBSESSION which tells the story of a horror film actor Michael Stanford (played by Stefano Patrizi) who, after shooting his film, visits his mother (Anita Strindberg) at their old mansion. The only other person on the property is Oliver (played by John Richardson), the eccentric butler. Michael's girlfriend, and some of their filmmaking friends join Michael at the mansion for a couple of days rest. Michael decides to confess to his friends that he murdered his father during a psychotic episode when he was a child, but as a result he is immediately suspected as the murderer when his friends start getting killed.

A horror film actor is suspected of murder in Riccardo Freda's giallo.

Cast: Stefano Patrizi, Martine Brochard, Henri Garcin

Member Reviews

Not completely incompetent. Almost nothing that actually appealed to me, however.

PaulCurtis
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4 months ago

Terrible film, with not a single character to like. The main protagonist was dysfunctional and obnoxious, the other characters barely made an impact, but the most interesting ones were thrown out quickly, including the criminally underused Laure Gemser, who acted rings around everyone else just by showing up. The script is stupid and incoherent, and its pretentious assumptions near the end make it absolutely intolerable. It's impossible to like any of the characters, so there's never any investment in the proceedings. And the kills? Ludicrous. Not even fun, just ridiculously stupid and insane. Don't bother.

hushicho
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a year ago

Terrible film, with not a single character to like. The main protagonist was a dysfunctional jackass, the other characters barely made an impact, but the most interesting ones were thrown out quickly, including the criminally underused Laure Gemser, who acted rings around everyone else just by showing up. The script is stupid and incoherent, and its pretentious assumptions near the end make it absolutely intolerable. It's impossible to like any of the characters, so there's never any investment in the proceedings. And the kills? Ludicrous. Not even fun, just ridiculously stupid and insane. Don't bother.

hushicho
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a year ago

Great italian trash

sima
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a year ago