Beware the Locals: Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972)

Hoezo in Kino

Horror maestro Lucio Fulci weaves all of the best Giallo tropes that defines Italian 70’s and 80’s cinema into this murder mystery with mistic overtones. A journalist from Rome travels to a small town to investigate the recent child murders and the alleged mistress of the Dark Arts that is held responsible for them. This exploitation gem has never been seen in The Netherlands on the big screen is now digitally restored to is full bright red bloody glory. The film will be presented in Italian with English subtitles.

Regie: Lucio Fulci

Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian


Horror, Mysterie, Thriller

Land: Italië

Speelduur: 105 minuten

Taal: Italiaans

Ondertiteling: Engels


When several young boys are brutally murdered in a small southern Italian village, the superstitious locals react with ignorance and violence. All misfits are immediately suspected, including the local witch La Magiara, who engages in sinister black magic practices. When journalists start to crowd the village, one of them is the experienced and sharp-witted Andrea Martelli. As he meets with several villagers, he soon becomes suspicious about the superstition surrounding the locals and the town.