The Fish with the Eyes of Gold (1974)

You know you’re in a giallo when you wake up next to the bloody body of the woman you just slept with and your first thought is, “I need to solve this.”

That said, unlike so many giallo, the killer isn’t revealed until the end. What is revealed is that he or she is obsessed with fish.

Derek (Wal Davis) is an Englishman new in town, enjoying his run at the Spanish ladies when said murderer starts killing everyone he asks to help him bring an al dente noodle to the spaghetti house, if you know what I’m getting at. This means that Derek ends up being the main suspect in a small town where he’s the outsider.

Director Pedro L. Ramírez also made School of Death and writer Juan Gallardo Muñoz also was behind Sexy Cat. This isn’t the kind of black gloved mystery that is going to knock your socks off, but it’s also competently made and has some good mystery leading up to the fish-filled end.

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