Death Walks at Midnight brings back Scott as fashion model Valentina, who experiments with a new hallucinogenic drug to help newspaper writer Gio (Andreu) with a story. Immediately, Valentina is overcome by a vision of a generously coiffed killer in dark glasses plunging a spiked metal glove into the face of a woman in the vacant apartment across the street. After coming to her senses, she demands to know if whole thing was simply imagined, or if the drug somehow set a repressed memory free. When Gio publishes his story, Valentina finds out that the murder did occur, and she must solve the killer’s identity herself—if she doesn’t wind up perforated first. —DVDverdict.com
Luciano Ercoli pseudonym: Andre Colbert (Rome, October 19, 1929), is a director, Italian film producer and screenwriter. His wife is Spanish actress Nieves Navarro.
Features a dreamy opening number as the credits play; some wonderful framing and stylish camera movement from director Luciano Ercoli; and the stunning good looks of Nieves Navarro. The problem with this giallo is that, while it's beautiful to look at, nothing happens. The film offers a great hook during the opening 10 minutes but goes nowhere with it. It will likely be of interest to die-hard giallo fans only.
Nieves Navarro is fantastic throughout (has to be her best giallo); Ercoli does some stylish work with the composition and framing; one of the two main villains looks like the Phil Spector impersonator that he is; Luciano Rossi in his most memorable role (though the giggling gets to be a bit much at times); stuck-in-your-head soundtrack; weak-ish ending, but by then I didn’t mind. Also love the chunks of dream logic.