A serial killer knifes his victims while naked. Officer Leo Kessler knows who the killer is and plants evidence to try to prove it. The killer is released after Leo admits to planting evidence, and the killer’s next target is Leo’s daughter.
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The specter of late 20th century serial killers like Richard Speck haunts "10 to Midnight," a standard Charles Bronson vehicle that is emboldened by "Cape Fear" director J. Lee Thompson's technical prowess and a quite realistic depiction of Gene Davis' misogynist murderer. At times it feels as though Bronson has been plopped down in the middle of an Eighties slasher, a novelty in itself, and the ending is a knockout.
The level of violence was a little surprising - the plot is like a stew of Richard Speck, Ted Bundy, and the Dirty Harry-Scorpio killer with Bronson channeling Callahan, including sermons. A couple guffaws escaped as the absurdity got to be too much (ie the toast popping up after a stabbing.)
Mamma mia quanta pochezza. Costruzione,direzione artistica,movimenti,sceneggiatura:tutto davvero ai minimi storici,Thompson gira un thriller-poliziesco quasi grottesco e Bronson da solo fà quel che può,complice anche un vistoso imbolsimento. La cosa buona di questi film è che durano poco e li dimentichi subito.