Dressed to Kill (1980)
Director: Brian De Palma
Main Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickenson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon
Storyline: A mysterious blonde with sunglass is slashes an attractive older woman to death and a prostitute is a witness and now the murder is on the hunt for her.
Review (Spoils): A neglected housewife (Angie Dickenson) feels her sex life is dry and boring. She is dying for an encounter and confesses this to her doctor Dr. Robert Elliot (Michael Caine). Through it all after a sexual encounter with a stranger she is slaughtered by a razor blade in an elevator and the witness of the murder is a cute high end call girl named Liz (Nancy Allen). Liz gets noticed and hides for her life from the strange mysterious blonde woman with sunglasses who knows that she was the killer. All Liz knows is that this woman is a patient of Dr. Elliot. She and the victim’s son (Keith Gordon) try to track down the killer before more die including the attractive Liz.
This film falls under thriller or horror? I say horror just due to the amount of red and slashing there is in this film. I personally would call this erotic horror as we have lots of nudity, a masturbation scene and some sweet stockings. The film deals a lot of sexuality and this is what makes the film different and special.
Rating: Brian De Palma created a very interesting film. The sexual theme of the film makes it interesting and makes it unique. The acting was very well done and even the ending scene in the mental hospital is very well played. The movie screams with artistic feel and the open ending works awesome. Grab a few beers for this one and I will take more Nancy Allen in lingerie please!