Massimo Dallamano directs Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbo and Camille Keaton in this Italian giallo where a killer is sticking his or her knife into a group of bitchy Catholic school girls in London.
One by one a killer is stabbing a group of schoolgirls in their unmentionables. Prime suspect is the hot Italian gymnastics teacher… whose underage mistress might have witnessed the first kill while they were punting and necking. He needs to clear his name but with entire faculty made up of creepy, lecherous red herrings and the girls all clearly hiding something big, he has little chance of keeping ahead of the twists. Then there’s a shock death long before we can even see the plot’s finishing line. As a potboiler mystery this is pretty decent. As exploitation it doesn’t make half as much of its seedier plot point than as half mentioned clues. This is intended for the sleazy – let us see the sex rings and affairs. And the kills lack tension. Another giallo that resembles an episode of Inspector Morse, this needed more set pieces, less talk. Ennio Morricone score, London location work.
Perfect Double Bill: Tenebrae (1982)
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