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Greg Moore, an American journalist visiting Prague with his girlfriend Mira is found dead. However, he's actually only temporarily paralyzed, but the coroner fails to realize this and proceeds to prepare him for the autopsy. While Moore awaits his doom, he tries to recollect what has happened to him. It all starts when his girl disappears. He asks his friend, a local journalist, for help. They discover that this was just the latest in a series of disappearances of young pretty girls in the area. Their investigation leads them to a strange high profile private club, whose affluent members practice odd ritualistic orgies and bizarre dark rites.
Malastrana is based on an interesting and highly original idea. However the movie is too slow, there is no gloved killer, only a couple of murders take place which are very unoriginal and ordinary (not the ones you expect from a giallo) and the ending is not that surprising at all. The film never manages to build up the tension and make you involved in it. Definitely, the weakest film of Anchor's Bay " Giallo Collection". I would call it more a mystery film than a giallo. Morricone's music score is simply good (nothing special for his standards). Recommended only for hard core fans of giallo 5/10
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