Die Watching (1977) from Tuna

Die Watching (1993) is another film written by Kenneth J. Hall. Still a tittie flick, but this time a horror thriller in the Hitchcock tradition. We learn the identity of the serial killer at the beginning of the film,  and the dramatic tension is achieved by making us wonder who will die and  who won't, and when they will catch him. Christopher Atkins, the killer, was traumatized as a child, and acts out by filming women as they are strangled or suffocated. He falls for the artist in the adjacent warehouse, Vali Ashton, but is in too deep to stop. The title comes from his practice of making the victims watch themselves die in a monitor. 


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This is another pretty good film written by Hall that gets no respect at  IMDB. The production value is good, Image did a very nicetransfer, and we have lots of breast and bun exposure from Vali Ashton. Erika Nann, Melanie Good, Avalon Anders, Tammy Elaine and J.J. Mantia. The genre is  tittie flick (lots of T&A, and not much sex), and this is a C+.

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  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.5 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+.

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