Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972)
Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian
Storyline: A reporter and a young woman try to solve a series of child murders.
Review: A young journalist named Andrea (Tomas Milian) and a young beautiful woman named Patriza (Barbara Bouche) try to figure out who is killing off little boys. This leads to colourful characters which almost everyone has a hidden secret or a skeleton in their closet. The film moves more like a thriller instead of the typical gore fest that Lucio normally gives us. The film is strong on plot and mystery of who the actual child killer is. Personally I think the killer itself is interesting as they keep taunting the investigation which the strange quaking duck voice, which in my own view is scary and freaky. Yes the film can be unsettling due to the topic and some of the odd scenes can be graphic.
Rating: This is not your typical Lucio film and this film was so not what I was expecting. I personally believe this is one Lucio best outside the gore of his eyeball impaling fame. If you have not seen this film you should check it out as a movie fan period. Not you’re typical horror but defiantly a great murder mystery thriller, a memorable killer in this one.