1971-1980Ferdinando MerighiGialloItalyThriller

Ferdinando Merighi – Casa d’appuntamento aka French Sex Murders (1972)

Following the brutal death of a prostitute at an exclusive Parisian brothel, grizzled Inspector Fontaine is brought in to investigate. After implicating Antoine, a petty thief and regular client of the murdered woman, Fontaine believes the case to be closed. However, Antoine makes a daring attempt to escape custody, only to get decapitated in the process, after which his eyes are given over to strange Professor Waldemar for study. But soon enough those affiliated with implicating him begin to meet their own violent ends. Has Antoine’s vengeful spirit returned to kill those he believes responsible for his own gruesome fate? Or has another, more sinister character been behind these diabolical murders from the very beginning?

A sublimely trashy giallo produced by Dick Randall (Don’t Open Till Christmas) and helmed by career assistant director, Ferdinando Merighi (as F.L. Morris), THE FRENCH SEX MURDERS constantly straddles the line between a clever murder mystery and a distinctly 70s sleaze-fest, chock full of gore and nudity. Starring Humphrey Bogart lookalike Robert Sacchi (the film was briefly retitled Call Girls For Inspector Bogart!), alongside Euro-sleaze favorites Howard Vernon (Awful Dr. Orlof), Rosalba Neri (Devil’s Wedding Night), Barbara Bouchet (Don’t Torture a Duckling), and Anita Ekberg (Killer Nun).

+Commentary with authors and film historians Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan

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