Knife Of Ice-Frozen blood in Blade (1972)
Carroll Baker, Evelyn Stewart, George Rigaud
Mundial Film, Tritone Cinematografica
Il coltello di ghiaccio
1 Hour and 31 Minutes (91 Min)
In this exquisite giallo the infamous Umberto Lenzi made the pleasant surprise. Situated on great form the Italian quits sleaze aesthetic of many films and creating a high-level, tight thriller mystery by Agatha Christie twist and Alfred Hitchcock. You may be helped and the contribution of Luis G. de Blain in the writing of the script but it is mainly the Lenzi who boldly directed by turns inspiring story into a full, dynamic and exciting film.
Protagonist is the young Martha Caldwell, a beautiful mute inmate girl who lost her speech at 13 years old when she saw her parents dying horribly in a train accident. Martha today remains in the Spanish province of the rich uncle's House along with the service staff while being watched from a doctor who frequently visited the House. When her cousin Martha visits the House with intent to permanently stay with her, is murdered by an unknown wild maniac. In the next few days followed by murders of other young women from both the surrounding area but also the inhabitants of the home of Martha. And while the fear of life intensifies, outlandish events complicate the case even further. Strange signals with flashlight from across a graveyard at night, sudden appearances of a mysterious man with ' shiny ' eyes, signs of spreading satanistikwn symbols and rituals in the surrounding area, strange nightly visits to the home of Martha is the most characteristic of these incidents …
To ' Knife of Ice "also circulates and titled" Silent Horror» (USA).
Undoubtedly one of the most complete Lenzi's giallo and perhaps of the greatest works of rich filmography. Originally building masterfully tragic actress profile and then recommends the remaining characters who show great interest in having something suspicious or special on them. The chauffeur is a scary guy with scowling but lustful gaze, uncle of Martha deals with the study of occult books, although the doctor looks serious but also unreliable as to what he says. Maximized interest and by the mysterious presence of the roving alitampoyra you may know a lot. All scenarios are open in this addictive giallo that mobilizes our thinking constantly about the identity of the murderer. Serious interpretations make the footage look too serious and imposing. The Martha Mac from hottie Caroll Baker (The Game, Giant) attracts the sympathy of viewers both because of the tragic past and the innocent look. The chitskokiko, brilliant finale marks the whole effort. We would like maybe a little more violence and more daring portrayal of but so as is the "Knife of Ice" satisfies the most of them fans of idiom, aiming more in causing psychological terror. And the famously manages …
Knife Of Ice
- The scowl and the lustful gaze of chauffeurs, a heavy and really disliked press.
- The interesting attempt of representing the conditions of murder of a little girl at home that are trying the movie detective gathering all of the suspects.
- The agonizing final sequences where all revealed with maestriko style.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Number of interesting characters, existence of mystery, well-written story, good interpretations, unpredictable and inventive finale.