If you know early Hitchcock and the French filmmaker, Claude Chabrol, you'd
love this creepy thriller from Peru.
Director Francisco Lombardi sets his story in a dusty town near an archaeological
dig. Four young men have been decapitated in ritualistic fashion, and the
local sheriff arrests the professor who's too academic for murder. But it
makes everybody happy so they can get drunk on their annual feast day.
Enter the new coroner, a young woman who, as she says, "prefers dead
bodies over live ones," although she's capable of powerful sex with
any live ones who present themselves to her. And the guys are beating a
path to her door - including the sheriff. You can imagine that this starts
coiling like a rattlesnake, as another murder occurs, the sheriff lets love
make a man and then a bad-man out of him, and ---- wow! It stays there:
wrapped in a tight little turning of snakeskin. You gotta chuckle at the
Brian De Palma, eat your heart out! Or buy the remake rights, and make
a good movie for a change.