Thursday, August 2, 2012

Murder & Racism. Interesting.

An airplane lands. A woman named Denise gets off the plane and meets up with her Monkee brother Vance (Micky Dolenz) and tells him that she has arrived to confess something to him and the oldest brother Dan.

At home, Denise confesses that she is going to be dropping out of college and getting married. She's also pregnant. The man she's marrying is black. Dan does not take Denise's news very well since he's racist and old fashioned. When Denise goes back to wherever the hell her fiancee is at, the fiancee is shot by a hippie assassin. The assassin was obviously hired by evil big brother Dan. A few days later, Denise is strangled by an unseen man. Once Denise is killed, the unseen man makes her death look like a suicide. After that, Dan and Vance piss each other off, a mysterious black priest arrives in town, and wild murders around Dan & Vance happen! (Oh my!)

The Night of the Strangler (aka: "Is The Father Black Enough?", "The Ace Of Spades", & "Dirty Dan's Women") is an interesting movie with interesting characters. It also has Interesting murder scenes. One of the 'interesting' murders involves a poisonous snake bite, the other 'interesting' murder involves a mechanical stabbing device (now isn't that interesting?). There's also a hippie hitman who uses a sniper. Interesting, isn't it?

As interesting as the movie is, it does however get slow at times due to the boring talk scenes. Also, there's the matter of the killer's identity being kept a secret til the end. I found it pretty annoying that we're not to know who this person is til the the end of the movie. It's only obvious it was that waaay too innocent looking character. Come on now! Who you trying to fool here!??!?!!!

The Night of the Strangler (or whatever you want to call it) is an interesting little Exploitation flick. As I said before, it does get slow at times but the slowness doesn't last long at least. Give it a shot sometime. Perhaps you will find it interesting just as I did. 5/10.

3 comments:

Kev D. said...

What's with the crotch close-up?

The Goodkind said...

Well the brother looks like a troglodyte, that's interesting. Probably explains his racism too.

raculfright_13 said...

Haha, "crotch close-up". They only show the strangler from the waist down and apparently this guy is somewhat of a hippie ;]