Mio caro assassino (My Dear Killer) Reviews

  • Oct 04, 2013

    George Hilton is several steps behind an elusive kidnap-murderer--Thrilling and thoroughly interesting giallo!!

    George Hilton is several steps behind an elusive kidnap-murderer--Thrilling and thoroughly interesting giallo!!

  • Mar 06, 2012

    Minden szempontból tipikus à (C)s mellette và (C)gtelenà 1/4l lapos giallo.

    Minden szempontból tipikus à (C)s mellette và (C)gtelenà 1/4l lapos giallo.

  • Jan 30, 2012

    Highly enjoyable giallo that I actually cared who the fuck did it. Very often that's not the case w/ these that I just sorta watch them for style, kills, score (which this one is done by Ennio Morricone & is great) & don't actually give a shit about the investigation because they don't give you enough clues & the red herrings are out of control. George Hilton makes you care. You're right along w/ him until the end. You don't even care that he can't stick it to his old lady because your mind is else where along w/ his. Engrossing w/ some really good kills including the opening w/ a trowel & what for lack of a better word a type of circular saw. That saw (as depicted on the cover) is brutal..and fun fun fun

    Highly enjoyable giallo that I actually cared who the fuck did it. Very often that's not the case w/ these that I just sorta watch them for style, kills, score (which this one is done by Ennio Morricone & is great) & don't actually give a shit about the investigation because they don't give you enough clues & the red herrings are out of control. George Hilton makes you care. You're right along w/ him until the end. You don't even care that he can't stick it to his old lady because your mind is else where along w/ his. Engrossing w/ some really good kills including the opening w/ a trowel & what for lack of a better word a type of circular saw. That saw (as depicted on the cover) is brutal..and fun fun fun

  • Lee ? Super Reviewer
    Aug 12, 2011

    Very good Italian murder-mystery. One of the better giallo's I've seen recently with a good compelling plot, a bunch of memorably violent deaths and a classy music score from Ennio Morricone. Obviously the film has dated over the 40 years since it's been made but it's still capable of entertaining fans of the genre.

    Very good Italian murder-mystery. One of the better giallo's I've seen recently with a good compelling plot, a bunch of memorably violent deaths and a classy music score from Ennio Morricone. Obviously the film has dated over the 40 years since it's been made but it's still capable of entertaining fans of the genre.

  • Feb 19, 2011

    The cold open was obvious and fairly nonsensical, but that didn't stop it being brilliant - is there anything better than using a JCB to decapitate someone? The rest of the film didn't quite live up to this, though the killing with the buzz saw was pretty audacious - and frankly if you're gonna stand there while he goes into the other room to fetch a buzz saw and then when you see he has a buzz saw and is looking like he's gonna kill you with it yet you keep on standing there, well you deserve all you get. This giallo keeps you guessing who the dear killer is until the very very end although as the whole cast has been set up as a potential killer, its fairly arbitrary which one the writer has ultimately chosen. Good work.

    The cold open was obvious and fairly nonsensical, but that didn't stop it being brilliant - is there anything better than using a JCB to decapitate someone? The rest of the film didn't quite live up to this, though the killing with the buzz saw was pretty audacious - and frankly if you're gonna stand there while he goes into the other room to fetch a buzz saw and then when you see he has a buzz saw and is looking like he's gonna kill you with it yet you keep on standing there, well you deserve all you get. This giallo keeps you guessing who the dear killer is until the very very end although as the whole cast has been set up as a potential killer, its fairly arbitrary which one the writer has ultimately chosen. Good work.

  • Aug 06, 2010

    A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.

    A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.

  • Mar 17, 2010

    A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.

    A solid, stylish little giallo that features some genuinely gruesome and original death scenes. A twisting plot keeps you guessing and the murders always provide new shocks and thrills. Not a classic of the genre, but still a decent entry.

  • Oct 14, 2009

    Another excellent Giallo, with which the death scenes excell and the Agatha Christie/ Holmes ending really is the cherry on the cake. Must see for fans of the genre.

    Another excellent Giallo, with which the death scenes excell and the Agatha Christie/ Holmes ending really is the cherry on the cake. Must see for fans of the genre.

  • Sep 14, 2009

    Very well crafted puzzle. An often overlooked giallo.

    Very well crafted puzzle. An often overlooked giallo.

  • Aug 06, 2009

    To be honest whilst it is a relatively well made slice of giallo it does get a bit tedious. It follows a formula of introducing a character, following them and killing them off whilst the detective runs around one step behind due to not following up on some pretty obvious leads, I know it would be a short film if he did but they are fairly obvious ones. The murder set pieces are very tame by modern standards and unfortunately there is no option to watch itin its original language as dubbed films always sound flat.

    To be honest whilst it is a relatively well made slice of giallo it does get a bit tedious. It follows a formula of introducing a character, following them and killing them off whilst the detective runs around one step behind due to not following up on some pretty obvious leads, I know it would be a short film if he did but they are fairly obvious ones. The murder set pieces are very tame by modern standards and unfortunately there is no option to watch itin its original language as dubbed films always sound flat.