Killer's Delight is said to be based on the real life crimes of Ted Bundy, and that would seem to be an accurate assessment of the film as the killer in this film and the real life killer share many similarities; although the release of Killer's Delight and the apprehension of Ted Bundy happened around the same time. The majority of this film focuses on the investigation into the murders rather than the murders themselves and as such the film is not particularly graphic, but we do get to see how the killer targets his victims. The film takes place in a small town and several young girls have turned up dead. Detective De Carlo believes that all the murders were committed by the same killer and as he begins to investigate, discovers that all the girls were hitchhiking before they were killed. It soon becomes apparent to Detective De Carlo that the killer is not only continuing, but actually flaunting the murders under the police's noses. Things begin to heat up as the search for the killer becomes more desperate.
The film gets off to a promising start as we see a young hitchhiker kidnapped and killed, but then things slow down a bit as the police investigation takes central stage. It has to be said that there isn't a lot of tension featured in the film and it mostly just relies on the story and characters to pull it through, which does keep things interesting for most of the duration. The film is very much a product of the seventies; and the production values are surprisingly good and while I doubt that the film had an affluent budget to work from, it doesn't seem to be a low budget film either and I am a rather surprised that the film has vanished so far into obscurity. The film does become a bit tedious in places as it moves on and the final third can be a bit slow, which is a shame but the final climax is decent enough and the film does feature a fitting ending. Despite its obscurity, the film does have a DVD release and while I wouldn't recommend that anyone rushes out to purchase it; it is a decent enough watch if you can get your hands on a copy.
Horror / Thriller
Horror / Thriller
A detective tracks a serial killer through San Francisco.
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July 30, 2021 at 03:41 AM