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With: Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Rosalba Neri, Jane Garret, John Karlsen, Gioia Desideri, John Ely, Fernando Cerulli, Sandro Rossi, Giulio Baraghini, Ettore Geri, Antonio Radaelli, Monica Strebel, Carla Mancini, Franco Marletta, Piero Nistri, Daniela Di Bitorno, Enzo Spitaleri, Marco Mariani, Gilberto Galimberti, Rosanna Braida
Written by: Fernando Di Leo, Nino Latino,
Directed by: Fernando Di Leo
MPAA Rating: R
Language: Italian, with English subtitles
Running Time: 96
Date: 01/31/1973

Slaughter Hotel (1971)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Killing Glee

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Raro Video releases another one of Fernando Di Leo's great schlock classics, Slaughter Hotel (1971). It's set at an asylum for women, many of whom are dropped off for being "difficult," though some of them are sex addicts or have had nervous breakdowns. A masked killer begins killing them off, using old weapons that are on display in one of the rooms in the asylum (what a great decorating idea!). Klaus Kinski is here as one of the doctors, and from the look of the killer's mask, I think we're supposed to assume that he is the killer. The film looks like a traditional Italian giallo, but it's also chock full of nudity (quite a lot of nudity). If you already know you want to see a film called Slaughter Hotel, then you won't be disappointed. Raro's Blu-ray comes with an interview, a featurette, deleted scenes, and one of their illustrated liner notes booklets.

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