Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  1972
  • Genre:  Crime & Giallo
  • Cast and crew: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas, Marc Porel, Georges Wilson, Antonello Campodifiori, Ugo D’Alessio, Virgilio Gazzolo, Vito Passeri, Rosalia Maggio, Andrea Aureli, Linda Sini, Franco Balducci
  • Director:  Lucio Fulci
  • Screenwriter:  Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti

Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) Rating:

  • Dylan = 9.5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 7 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.1 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 8.0 / 10;

Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) Synopsis:

A journalist and a young woman go to a remote Italian village to investigate on the death of multiples children.

Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) Review:

Before Lucio Fulci became known for his excessively gory masterpieces “Zombie Flesh Eaters” (1979) and “The Beyond” (1981), he directed two excellent Gallo’s “A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin” (1971) and this classic, which he considered to be his personal favorite.

This Giallo builds great suspense and a mystery to it that will have you guessing all up until the very final moments of the film. The characters are all very intriguing especially Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet) who has a bizarre interest in young boys and Maciara (Florinda Bolkan) a witch that practices black magic. The gore is just what you’d expect from a Fulci film, shockingly gruesome and very disturbing.

The film was a success for Fulci, but it received a limited release and it caused quite a bit of controversy, because of its themes involving criticism to the Catholic Church, which suggested that Fulci was anti-Catholic, even though he was bought up as a Catholic and referred to himself as being Catholic.

“Don’t Torture a Duckling” is a must-see for Lucio Fulci fans and could give rival Dario Argento (“The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” (1970), “Deep Red” (1975) and “Suspiria” (1977) a run for his money with this superb gill

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