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Formula for a Murder (1985)

7, Hyden Park: la casa maledetta (original title)
David Warbeck stars as an instructor who marries a traumatized, crippled woman. The wife suffers from PTSD and is tormented by a traumatic event that happened in her past. What is even more... See full summary »

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Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert)

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Alberto De Martino (as Martin Herbert), Vincenzo Mannino (as Frank Walker)
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Christina Nagy ... Joanna
David Warbeck ... Craig
Carroll Blumenberg ... Ruth
Rossano Brazzi ... Dr. Sernich
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Father Peter
Loris Loddi ... Father Davis
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè
Daniela De Carolis Daniela De Carolis
Rodolfo Ruzza Rodolfo Ruzza
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David Warbeck stars as an instructor who marries a traumatized, crippled woman. The wife suffers from PTSD and is tormented by a traumatic event that happened in her past. What is even more unfortunate is that her marriage is a just part of her maniac husband's evil scheme to kill her for her money. It isn't long before the formula is put into action and the gory body count starts to mount. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Francesco De Masi's score also includes a brief snippet of his theme for The New York Ripper (1982) - at about the 46:00 minute mark. See more »

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Lacks any mystery but still decent
12 August 2019 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

Formula for a Murder completely lacks the mystery of an unknown killer, a key element of so many Italian movies known as Giallo. These combine horror with a series of murders, often involving a police investigation. The British DVD covers gives away the killers identity, and it is not long into the film before that is confirmed. However, there is plenty of shock and style, though it is not on par with the classics in this sub genre. David Warbeck gives a satisfying performance, though I fear he was dubbed.Some great kills (thankfully the British release is uncut), a little bit of sex and a decent, if somewhat predictable finale.


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English

Release Date:

10 August 1985 (Italy) See more »

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Formula per un assassinio See more »

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Fulvia Film See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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