Does this movie wanna be a western, giallo, comedy, mystery, or what?
This movie fails in every genre. If it's trying to be a western, it
fails entirely because the detective's 70s hairstyle, clothes, and
mannerisms will completely jar viewers out of the western setting. If
it's trying to be a giallo, it failed because most of the movie is
nonsensical filler that distracts from the killings. If it was trying
to be comedy, I didn't find anything intentionally funny, even by 70s
standards. If it's trying to be a mystery, it fails because the movie
gets so boring by the halfway mark that I fell asleep. I woke up
exactly when the killer was revealed, right at the end. When the killer
was revealed, I thought, "This movie is still on?" because by that
point I had lost so much interest in the movie I decided to go to bed
rather than waste time rewatching scenes I fell asleep during. In fact,
I turned it off before the credits rolled.
Boring, boring, boring, even by 70s standards. Boring characters where I didn't care who lived and who died. A western setting that is painfully obvious it's a movie set. And decided lack of tension or suspense in a movie that touts itself as a murder mystery. All in all, if you wanna fall asleep, put this crap on. If you wanna watch something even the tiniest bit memorable, don't bother with this.
A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first family. When the Sheriff proves unable to solve the case, the town leaders invite Investigator Burns to unravel the mystery. Along the way, he confronts tension with the Sheriff, trouble with some citizens, and finally a killer whose motive we've heard before in Ripper-lore.
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