Like Rabid Dogs / Come cani arrabbiati (1976)

5.0 out of 5


Three vicious, robbing, raping, scumbags lead by Rico, Cesare Barro, and his twisted girlfriend Germana, Annarita Grapputo, stick two fingers up at the law as they evade capture at every turn. Determined cop Tony, Jean Pierre Sabagh, tries as he might to find the masked maniacs even resorting to having his girlfriend and fellow police officer Silvia (Paola Senatore) pose undercover as a lady of the night. The trap pays off, almost. She’s stripped naked and almost knifed before the approaching law alert the troublesome trio who make good their escape...

Mario Imperoli directed a handful of films but none of them match this one for sheer outrageousness of content. Kidnapping, misogynistic humiliation, homophobic beatings, point blank head shots and a good old tyre screeching Alfa Romeo car chase keep this juggernaut of euro trash barrelling down the highway of political incorrectness.

Grapputo pulls out all the stops and pretty much steals the show with her penchant for brutality equal if not higher than her male compatriots, plus the fact that she frequently strolls around buck naked helps one keep focused on the screen when the action takes a rest.

A sadly underappreciated sleazy gem that deserves to be sat up there with Euro-cult sleaze royalty such as Night Train Murders and Terror Express, it may even stick a shotgun in their face and tell them to take a seat elsewhere.




Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics