FEAST OF FLESH (1967)
aka Placer sangriento
Article 4369 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Emilio Vieyra
Featuring Alberto Candeau, Eduardo Munoz, Ricardo Bauleo
What it is: Exploitation horror
A masked fiend controls women with a combination of heroin and weird music; when they overdose, he leaves their dead bodies behind with hypos sticking out of their chests. Police investigate.
There are some points of interest to this one. The murderer is genuinely creepy, and the exploitation elements are pretty daring for its time, especially when you consider the movie was made two years before it was released. The cheap, sleazy style works well with these elements of the movie; unfortunately, it works far less well with the police investigation scenes which make up most of the movie. As a result, there’s a lot of dull stretches in the movie, and sorting out the characters becomes a tiresome chore. Even with that, I quickly picked out the identity of the murderer. I wouldn’t be surprised if the movie has a bit of a cult following (especially among exploitation fans), but I suspect it’s a fairly small one.