DEATH WALKS TWICE REVIEWED
“Death Walks Twice” is a two film set of movies that work as half-hearted giallos. I’m still in my love affair stage with Arrow and I appreciate seeing films that fall out of my realm of expertise. I leave the love of Italian slasher flicks to other parts of film criticism, as my realm online tends to be comic books and bizarre feats of animation. So, what of this set? In a few words, I found the films to be laughable.
“Death Walks on High Heels” is the first thriller I’ve seen involving a woman being strangled to death in front of a cop. For people that grew up after Argento put his stamp on Giallo, this seems comical. The less said about the cop puking scene, the better. At times, I thought the film was supposed to be parody. Giallo is prime for parody, but I can’t shake the feeling that this film was meant to be serious. Surely, the second film holds up.
“Death Walks at Midnight” reminded me of “Hallucination Strip” by way of a mid 80s indie slasher flick. Nieves Navarro is back at the waif that keeps getting stalked by psycho killers. If you’re expecting something better than that, well you’re out of luck. That being said, it’s amazing that films like this have such great content. I’d recommend a purchase to the interested.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 1.0 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 4/5/16