Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys because we’re talking 1972’s My Dear Killer and 1975’s The Police Are Blundering In The Dark.

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We start by talking about some of the stuff involving horror recently. Liam talks about seeing M3GAN, and we discuss the new HBO series The Last Of Us as well as the films Kids Vs. Aliens, Skinamarink, and Blood.

            We start with My Dear Killer. Justin talks about how he sees the film as perfect, in that it hits every mark it sets out to do and has no fat to it. Liam talks about how he appreciates the films skillful use of red herrings. Justin talks about how the film has a very smooth and natural narrative and hooks the audience early.

We discuss the story that drives the narrative and how weirdly sad and detailed it is, and how well fleshed out the characters were. Liam talks about how the film is violent without being gory and how that makes the film feel more streamlined.

We return to the concept of red herrings and how the film almost sets one up but quickly makes the character too obvious to be the villain, while also setting up the kind of world the victim lives in.

We briefly touch upon the films commentary on class, in that the rich in the film are at best distant and aloof and the only people who show any sort of compassion or decency are working class characters.

            Up next is The Police Are Blundering In The Dark. Justin talks about how he wasn’t as excited about this film as he was about the first film, and Liam talks about how the film feels a little too silly at times.

Justin talks about how much of the film’s plot and tone was propelled by strange choices on behalf of the characters, and Liam talks about how stiff the acting is and the killing is boring, as well as the idea of a “mind reading camera” being over the top for a giallo but not enough to really put the movie over.

We talk about how oftentimes in giallo films that style takes precedence over plot, but in this case there’s almost no style to speak of.  

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