THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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 THE KILLER IS ON THE PHONE (1972)

 Yep, another obscure Italian movie, this one a giallo with a couple of familiar faces, anyway.  Anne Heywood happens to look into the eyes and face of one Telly Savalas at a train station and promptly faints.  When she comes to, she goes home to find it’s not there anymore.  She calls her sister’s residence looking for her husband Peter to be told he died in a car accident a couple of years ago, and why doesn’t she know this?  Because she suddenly has amnesia and can’t remember a thing about the last five years.  Telly knows why – he’s actually the one who killed her husband and drops his current contract killer job to go after her – in case she remembers him and can finger him as the murderer.  It’s a little tangled up, and the title makes no sense (it was called Scenes from a Murder for its U-S release) but it’s not terrible and has a really complex ending that forces you to pay attention or else you’ll be lost.  Heywood also happens to be an actress who is about to open in a play called ‘Lady Godiva” – when she goes to rehearsal, she keeps doing lines from Macbeth, a decently funny aside.  This film is decent enough but really a middle-of-the-road giallo and Telly maybe has three lines.  The rest is all being sinister.  Available on Amazon Prime.

 TLA one-word review: draggy