Death Carries a Cane (1973)

If death carries a cane, isn’t it weak? With that thinking, aren’t the alternate titles — Dance Steps on the Edge of a RazorManiac At Large, The Night of the Rolling Heads and Devil Blade — so much cooler?

Well, that’s because whoever the killer is, he or she has a limp. That’s what Kitty (Nieves Navarro, billed here under her boring Americanized nom de plume Susan Scott) sees when she watches a murder through a coin-operated telescope. That’s just the first of many killings and it just might be her boyfriend Alberto, who has the misfortune of having a limp and a cane when that’s what’s being profiled. I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again, defund the giallo police.

Navarro also made two other similarly titled movies, Death Walks at Midnight and Death Walks On High Heels, so if you’re confused, well…this one isn’t as good as those ones.

Director Maurizio Pradeaux also made another Grim Reaper referencing giallo, Death Steps in the Dark, which isn’t all that notable other than the scene where the protagonist has to wear drag to escape the police. Also, it has no Nieves Navarro, so you can skip it.

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