The Strangler (1964)

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An overweight lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.


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16 May 2015 | Wizard-8
Reasonably entertaining
While "The Strangler" may have been very hard-hitting when it first came out, especially with The Boston Strangler case still fresh in moviegoers' minds, it has lost some of its power over the years. The unfolding of the story and many story elements will seem very familiar to viewers nowadays, who have seen the same basic story many times on television shows. Also, the tone and pace of the movie will seem a little dry and slow to many modern day viewers. Though personally I did find the low key feeling somewhat refreshing after seeing many times before watching this film this basic story extremely hyped up. Another aspect of the movie I liked, one that makes the movie worth a look, is Victor Buono's performance. He makes for an interesting villain, coming across as believably creepy, though at other times almost sympathetic. If you are prepared for watching a very familiar story, the movie does end up being a fairly compelling example of the serial killer genre.

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