Tarantola dal Ventre Nero, La (1971, ITA/FRA) C-98m. ** D: Paolo Cavara. Starring Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk, Silvano Tranquilli, Stefania Sandrelli, Barbara Bach. A killer is on the loose, injecting his victims with a poison that paralyzes them before butchering them. Weary cop Giannini is on the case. Typical giallo has a great title and killing method, but it's poorly paced and none too interesting. At least there's a dreamy, unsettling Ennio Morricone score. English title BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA.

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