And just like that, my final Giallo starring Nieves Navarro (Susan Scott) is ticked off the list. While Death Carries a Cane won't be winning any awards for originality it's a serviceable enough slice of Italian murder for anyone with a passing interest in the genre.
Its such a shame the narrative jumps from the Hitchcockian set-up where a girl witnesses a murder, to another couple who take it upon themselves to solve the crime. By narrowing the focus on Navarro's character this would've been a much less convoluted movie. Sadly, if you watch a whole bunch of Giallo, there's just nothing in Death Carries a Cane that sets it apart from the pack.
As someone who really enjoyed Maurizio Pradeaux's Death Steps in the Dark, I had high hopes for this movie, and while there are some great wigs, costumes and red herrings, I'll have forgotten about the whole thing by Wednesday.