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L'Etrusco uccide ancora
Tuchulcha the chthonic daemon for the Etruscans, an archaeologist and a famous conductor, that is, an intellectual, original and somewhat mysterious setting, (given the presence of the Etruscans). First of the two thrillers by Armando Crispino, which achieves the same good and above all original results with the subsequent "Macchie Solari", following the wake of Dario Argento, although, according to some, the same Argento owes something to Crispino (especially for this film ).
In any case, it is necessary to recognize that Crispino knows how to move well behind the camera and to know how to choose good collaborators such as Erico Menczer on cinematography and Riz Ortolani on music (but not original).
Perhaps, he knows how to choose the performers less well, with Alex Cord, an actor who then goes on to TV and then to charity and horses, as the protagonist. In addition, let's say unfortunately because acting is the Achilles' heel that brings down all the good will of Crispino, who in addition to being a poor protagonist finds little adequate supporting figures like a tired  Samantha Eggar (Oscar candidate in 1966) and an equally unlikely John Marley, also with an important curriculum.
However, oh well, unconvincing performances happen, but the problem with this film is not just this. It is known that a thriller need great deal of fear or at least annoyance, which however in "The Etruscan still kills" the public does not try.
All that remains is to enjoy the great originality of the situation, namely the Etruscan tombs and the possible reincarnation of the demon Tuchulcha who kills couples, without forgetting some very happy insights from Crispino.
Jason Porter (Alex Cord) is an archaeologist, alcoholic and manic, who discovers in the Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia an important fresco depicting Tuchulcha protagonist of human sacrifice. Shortly afterwards the bodies of a young couple are found in the tomb. The commissioner Giuranna (Enzo Tarascio), investigates, starting from two shoes left at the crime scene, discovers that Porter had an affair with Myra (Samatha Eggar) wife of the well-known conductor Nikos Samarakis (John Marley).
He, she and the other seems to be the common thread of everything, but the twists and turns do not miss until the last (and beautiful) scene.
A film to be rediscovered, as much as its director and the Etruscans of the title.