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La Morte Accarezza a Mezzanotte (Death Walks at Midnight) Reviews

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½ April 28, 2013
this one is a real hot mess. It is purposefully difficult to tell all the similar looking actors apart. There is a twisty ending that kinda makes sense, but the middle droops. There are some nice touches. Like the hitmen and the iron fist killer.
September 23, 2012
Decent beginning concept that gets lost in about 100 bad sub plots and underdeveloped character
½ September 25, 2011
A bizarre giallo with a complex and somewhat arbitrary solution. Luciano Rossi kind of steals the film in the climax.
March 14, 2011
Fantastic giallo which has secured Susan Scott as hero status for her excellent performance. Engrossing narrative and some wonderful set and costume designs, it must be the throw backs from the 60s cos it really didn't seem like it was filmed in '72. Highly enjoyable watch that I would recommend to giallo fans as it has everything you need from a film in the sub-genre - including a sense of humour.
½ August 13, 2010
As with its predecesor (Death Walks on High Heels), Luciano Ercoli's Death Walks at Midnight is a stylish, psychedelic, and slightly hallucinogenic giallo full of twists and turns, a murderer with a metal claw, LSD trips, topless hipster cocktail parties, etc. Lots of fun for fans of 70s giallo.
½ August 1, 2009
As with its predecesor (Death Walks on High Heels), Luciano Ercoli's Death Walks at Midnight is a stylish, psychodelic, and slightly hallucinagenic giallo full of twists and turns, a murderer with a metal claw, LSD trips, topless hipster cocktail parties, etc. Lots of fun for fans of 70s giallo.
November 24, 2008
Well photographed Italian Thriller with Susan Scott .
September 18, 2008
Not my favourite Ercoli but yet very fun to watch. A convoluted plot is made up for some nice cinematography and fascinating killings and also some interesting twists here and there that makes this rather intriguing.
August 11, 2008
slightly above average giallo that gains massive points for how totally fucking awesome the ending was
July 22, 2008
Enjoyable giallo film with some nice imagery and a few minor thrills. It suffers from some bad pacing and a somewhat convuluted plot. Still, giallo fans will find lots to enjoy since the film is well shot and has a few good death scenes to keep things interesting.
½ June 18, 2008
A great blend of horror and thriller. The story is also good with all the twist and turns it takes and then an exciting finale. The problems are the repetitive situations and poor pacing.
June 6, 2008
what is it with Ercoli and wigs? He makes his lead actresses change wigs every 5 minutes... But, that's minor. Otherwise, if you're lookiing for a giallo with style over substance, this is for you. Not much going on here, but it looks great! Best viewed as you're passing out.
½ February 4, 2008
One of three gialli that Luciano Ercoli directed, and this one is probably the weakest of the set, but nevertheless is still an above average entry into the genre.

The plot is convoluted to say the least, adding an unnecessary amount of elements that add only confusion rather than mystery to the proceedings. Admittedly, the ending does come as a surprise, but this is merely because its revelation is so complex that it borders on ludicrous. The climax also is rather weak and drawn out, lapsing into a violent battle of fist and cuffs that is very much over the top.

Despite this, the characterizations are better than what is usually expected for the genre, and the film does make you want to keep watching if only to see how all the multitude of story elements work together in the end (even if it is preposterous). Another plus is that it avoids depictions of exploitative sleaze that pollutes most films of this particular genre.

On a whole, not a bad watch. Entertaining with some interesting plot twists to sustain your interest, but in the end it isn't too memorable and makes little logical sense.
½ January 17, 2008
An outstanding blend of thriller and horror with a great story to boot.
October 13, 2007
Awesome Giallo in Ercoli's "Death" duo. Really interesting and a cool killer.
June 22, 2007
decent giallo. its been awhile since i've seen it, but i remember liking it.
May 31, 2007
Luciano Ercoli`s giallo masterpiece. Next to Argento and Bava`s entries to the genre there`s not another giallo that looks as good as this one. Ultra cool stuff.
½ January 27, 2007
A good underseen entry in the Giallo genre.
December 11, 2006
i would like to see this
½ December 6, 2006
Bloody, gruesome giallo with some good performances and style to spare. I like it quite a bit, actually.
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