Watch Me When I Kill / Il gatto dagli occhi di giada (1977)

4.0 out of 5

Antonio Bido's first giallo entry is a competent effort that firmly holds its ground in the sub-genre. There's definitely a strong influence from Argento's Profondo rosso, this is most prevalent in the films scoring which in parts sounds almost identical to Goblin's soundtrack.

Unlike his contempories, Bido doesn't distract from the films narrative with gratuitous gore and nudity instead creating a thoroughly enjoyable plot although it's relatively easy for a seasoned gialli aficionado to guess the killer. The final wrap up is nicely pieced together, making Watch Me When I Kill one of the most entertaining giallo flicks floating around out there.

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