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