Killer in red cape and hood is killing off tourists on a tour bus by gouging out thier eyeballs. —IMDb
Umberto Lenzi (born August 6, 1931), is an Italian film director who was very active in low budget crime films, peplums, spaghetti westerns, war movies, cannibal films and giallo murder mysteries (in addition to writing many of the screenplays himself).
Lenzi was born in Massa Marittima, Grosseto, southern Tuscany. He is the writer/director of two highly controversial exploitation films: Mangiati vivi (1980) and Cannibal Ferox (1981) as well as the director of the film adaptation of the Italian comic book Kriminal (1966). He was one of the first Italian directors to get involved in the Giallo film craze (along with Mario Bava and Dario Argento), and his “Man From Deep River” is credited as being the film that started the Italian “cannibal film” genre later popularized by Ruggero Deodato, Jess Franco and others. Lenzi has claimed in interviews however that he was never too enamored of the cannibal films he made, being much prouder of his war films and crime/ western/ action movies… read more
Goofy subpar giallo. Others have pointed out how stupidly the plot plays out— tourists who are being killed one by one insist on finishing their bus-tour vacation instead of simply returning home and avoiding their inevitable deaths. Additionally, every single character is a red herring in some way, every word or glance some supposedly sinister clue. Except they never manage "sinister" or "suspenseful"; just boring.