lizard in a woman’s skin

Halloween Spooktacular: Day Twenty-Five

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[sssh I know I’m a few days late]


Lizard in a Woman’s Skin, 1971
dir. Lucio Fulci

False advertising, there are no lizards in this film! I thought it was going to be a crazy Xtro-type thing with a woman possessed by a lizard committing murders. It’s just a crime story with lots of boobs and fake supernatural stuff.

It’s pure schlock though, terrible acting all around, outlandish plotline involving dreams and ghosts and crazy hippies, lots of naked women and close-ups of boobs. They really hold on those close-ups, too, it’s quite uncomfortable.

For a sleazy film like this, it’s not so bad. It’s not terribly offensive, and there isn’t really enough in it to consider it terribly-made. I have seen worse by Lucio Fulci, anyway. The ADR was pretty bad though, but it follows the trend of those Italian movies that tried really hard not to be Italian.

Score by Morricone, though, so at least there’s that.