Sunday, March 25, 2018
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)
A killer who likes throwing acid on people and cutting their throats goes and stuffs the body of his latest female victim in the car trunk of a diplomat - prompting an investigation. A rogue inspector hits the case hard - going so far as to fuck the ambassador's daughter and risk putting his family's lives in jeopardy to crack the case...
The film has a pretty solid 'flow' (for a 'gialli') and shit stays interesting enough, throughout. There are a few fairly gory kills involving close-up throat slashings, though I would've preferred a few more on-screen demises. Too many people just pop up dead with a little blood on their necks which I found a bit frustrating. That said, I've seen far worse and actually ended up enjoying "Iguana..." for the most part. The characters were relatively engaging and the pacing was on point. Worth a look, especially for 'giallo' aficionados.