Watch Me When I Kill aka The Cat’s Victims – Italy, 1977

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 ‘When I go beserk…you’re better off dead’

Watch Me When I Kill (Italian: Il gatto dagli occhi di giada, also known as The Cat’s Victims and The Cat with the Jade Eyes) is a 1977 Italian giallo film directed by Antonio Bido (The Bloodstained Shadow). It stars Corrado PaniPaola Tedesco and Franco Citti. Trans Europa Express provide the Goblinesque score.

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When Mara (Paolo Tedesco) stops by at the chemist to pick up some painkillers she’s unwittingly signed up for a prescription in terror and a world of pain for those around her! Told to come back another day, little does Mara realise that the chemist is lying dead in the back of the shop and she’s bought herself a stalker determined to wipe her out now that she’s a witness…

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Reviews:

“The nods to Hitchcock and Argento are fairly blatant, but done as homage rather than theft so they add to the film rather than detract from it. By no means the best film to come out of Italy in the 1970s, Watch Me When I Kill is still a suspenseful and involving thriller and is a fine addition to the Shameless library.” MyReviewer

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“I really like Watch Me When I Kill, even if it’s a bit dry and lacks thats unique and spectacular atmosphere that we love so much in this genre, but the story is strong and acting is excellent.” Ninja Dixon

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“Bido is obviously a film maker of some talent, he elicits top notch performances from all those involved and keeps the whole polished proceedings rattling along at a fair old rate. And whilst Bido’s film doesn’t contain the breathtaking set pieces of most of Argento’s work, he still manages some highly effective moments.” Hysteria Lives

Cast and characters:

  • Corrado Pani … Lukas
  • Paola Tedesco … Mara
  • Franco Citti … Pasquale Ferrante
  • Fernando Cerulli … Giovanni Bozzi
  • Giuseppe Addobbati … The judge
  • Paolo Malco … Carlo

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