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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin 1971

aka:
  • Schizoid
  • Lizard in a Woman's Skin
  • Una lucertola con la pelle di donna
  • Watched on Friday Oct 23, 2020 via Blu-ray
    B-: 4 stars (out of 5)

    Fulci’s most formal effort to date. A stylistic thriller revolving around a politician’s daughter who dreams of murdering her hedonistic neighbor, only to awaken and find herself the center of an actual police investigation.

    Building on his prior thrillers, Fulci melds One on Top of the Other’s panache with The Conspiracy of Torture’s Grindhouse exploitation. The result proves flashier than either of those films, but a cheat ending and a failure to exploit the London locales render it the average—rather than the sum—of its parts. Stanley Baker’s commanding performance as the lead inspector almost makes up the difference.