Sketches Of A Strangler

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"Beautiful women were his models. And his victims!"
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.4  (50)

Sketches Of A Strangler is a gripping horror-thriller film that was released in 1978. Directed by Michael A. Findlay, the movie chronicles the terrifying story of a strangler who preys on innocent women in New York City. The film stars Allen Garfield, Meredith MacRae, and Frank Whiteman in lead roles. The movie begins with a series of murders happening in and around the city. The police are puzzled and struggling to find any clues to the crimes. It is not long before they realize that all the victims were last seen with the same man - an artist named Otto Lehman (Allen Garfield) who specializes in producing sketches of the female form. His obsession with his art soon spirals out of control and leads him to kill his subjects.

Otto soon becomes the chief suspect in the eyes of the police, who observe his strange behavior and his fascination with naked women. However, with no solid proof, the police cannot do much except keep an eye on him. Otto's killing spree continues, and the tension and fear among the city's population continue to escalate.

As the murders continue, Otto becomes increasingly unhinged, and his mental state deteriorates. However, he manages to keep up appearances and even get close to a woman named Marlene (Meredith MacRae), who was a model in his art class. Marlene is initially smitten by Otto's charm and talent, and they begin a romance. However, as the body count rises, Marlene begins to suspect that Otto may be the killer.

The film continues to build tension until the Mayor (played by Frank Whiteman) decides to take matters into his own hands. He believes that catching Otto Lehman would make a perfect platform for his re-election campaign. The Mayor enlists the help of the editor of a popular newspaper and begins a smear campaign against Otto, accusing him of being the killer. This leads to a city-wide manhunt, and the police arrest Otto in a dramatic confrontation.

The conclusion of the film is filled with suspense, and the truth about the killer is finally revealed. Sketches Of A Strangler is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. The acting is superb, and the cinematography and score are fantastic. The movie perfectly captures the unease and tension of the times and the paranoia that lurked in every city street. Michael A. Findlay's direction is commendable, and the script is well-written.

In conclusion, Sketches Of A Strangler is a gripping film that is well worth watching. The horror-thriller genre is well-served by this movie, which is both terrifying and thought-provoking. It is a testament to how much can be accomplished with a tight script, excellent acting, and excellent direction. Fans of horror and thriller films will relish this movie and its haunting premise.

Sketches Of A Strangler is a 1982 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    4.4  (50)