The Rapist

August 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm (7 Heads, Rapist) (, , , )

The Rapist – 1994 – Hong Kong

The Rapist is about a serial rapist who prowls the halls of a low-rent apartment complex. A police detective tries to track him down. Cat-and-mouse games ensue. The detective taunts the rapist in television broadcasts, and sets traps for him using an undercover policewoman as bait. Eventually, the rapist is caught when he falls in love with a victim and invites her on a date. She agrees and tips off the police.

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The H-Man

December 8, 2016 at 12:59 am (6 Heads, H-Man) (, , , , )

The H-Man – 1958 – Japan

When a drug smuggler disappears, police detectives try to track him down. They assume that he was murdered by his underworld connections, but he is actually the victim of radioactive slime monsters. These monsters (called H-Men) are the result of fallout from hydrogen bomb testing. They can transform between humanoid and liquid form, and their touch dissolves people and absorbs them (psyche and all). The drug smuggler’s girlfriend, a young scientist, and the police team up to destroy the H-Men.

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The Bat

October 30, 2016 at 4:06 pm (6 Heads, Bat, The) (, , , )

The Bat – 1926 – United States

A crook robs a bank and stashes the loot in an old mansion. A woman and her niece rent the mansion. The women are embroiled in a criminal plot as the crook battles The Bat (a murderous thief in a bat costume) to retrieve the loot. Also staying in the house is a shifty doctor, a hardnosed police detective, a bumbling private detective, a desperate gangster, a badly injured stranger, a sinister Japanese butler (wearing cadaver-like makeup), a hysterical maid, and the niece’s nerdy boyfriend.

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Drive-In Massacre

July 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm (3 Heads, Drive-In Massacre) (, , , )

Drive-In Massacre – 1977 – United States

A sword-wielding maniac beheads people at a drive-in theater. Two pudgy middle-aged police detectives investigate. The theater was built on the site of a carnival and is staffed by former carnies, but this fact is irrelevant to the plot. The detectives unsuccessfully question a series of mean, seedy, or pathetic suspects. The theater manager cruelly abuses his staff. A peeping tom cracks during interrogation and admits, “I just wanted to beat my meat!” An imbecilic janitor gets fired for helping the detectives. At the plot’s climax, the killer commits a daring murder in the theater’s projection booth. He is never caught and his identity is never revealed. Before the credits, a message warns viewers to be careful while attending drive-in theaters.

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Toe Tags

July 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm (4 Heads, Toe Tags) (, , , , )

Toe Tags – 2003 – United States

The residents of an apartment complex are being knifed to death one by one. Two hapless police detectives (a man and a woman) investigate but are thwarted as their suspects continually get murdered. Clues reveal that every victim was once in a romantic relationship with the female detective (who is beautiful, promiscuous, and mentally unstable). The twist ending to this mystery makes no sense but is surprising and amusing.

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The Phantom of Soho

June 22, 2016 at 1:22 am (5 Heads, Phantom of Soho) (, , , )

The Phantom of Soho – 1964 – Germany

In the Soho district of London, various people are knifed by a killer in sparkly gold gloves. Mysteriously, their bodies are found clutching envelopes full of money. Two Scotland Yard detectives investigate a seedy (yet swanky) Soho strip club called the Sansibar. In doing so, they uncover a revenge plot centered on a fraudulent insurance claim and a white slavery ring.

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The Living Ghost

August 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm (6 Heads, Living Ghost) (, , , , )

The Living Ghost – 1942 – United States

When a rich banker disappears, the banker’s foxy secretary goads retired private eye Nick Trayne into investigating. The next day, the banker reappears, seemingly mesmerized. In actuality, he has a “paralyzed cerebral cortex”, an incurable condition induced by a concoction of chemicals. Nick must deduce which of the banker’s friends or family members cruelly inflicted the brain damage.

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Midnight Shadow

August 16, 2015 at 11:07 pm (2 Heads, Midnight Shadow) (, , , )

Midnight Shadow – 1939 – United States

A fake spiritualist named Prince Alihabad courts a young woman. He wants to marry her and inherit valuable land owned by her parents. When the woman’s parents are murdered, and the deed to their land is stolen, Prince Alihabad is the prime suspect. In actuality, the crime was committed by a nameless tramp. A tough policeman and two bumbling private eyes crack the case mostly by accident.

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Fingerprints Don’t Lie

July 29, 2015 at 12:34 am (5 Heads, Fingerprints Don't Lie) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Fingerprints Don’t Lie – 1951 – United States

A crooked ex-police commissioner beats the mayor (of an indeterminate city) to death with a telephone. A hapless artist is framed for the crime, so the artist’s wife teams up with a forensic investigator to crack the case. The always irritating Sid Melton plays a girl crazy photographer who does not know how to use a camera.

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Fantomas

March 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm (6 Heads, Fantomas) (, , , , , , )

Fantomas – 1913-1914 – France

Fantomas is a popular villain in French crime fiction. He has appeared in numerous novels, comics, and films in France, America, and even Mexico. This review is of the silent French serial directed by Louis Feuillade between 1913 and 1914. Additional episodes will be added to this article as I watch them.

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