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The groovalicious, swingin' '60s, complete with miniskirts and high-hopped hairdos, sets the stage for a red-robed monk and his killer whip in The College Girl Murders. A diabolical scientist cooks up a deadly gas and schemes to make millions. But, a midnight rendezvous with a shadowy benefactor goes awry. He soon finds himself "sent to the clouds," by the mysterious red monk's mighty white whip. The poisonous gas disappears. When an innocent college girl opens her Bible during church, noxious spray spews forth and kills her instantly. Sir John and Inspector Higgins are called in to investigate. The prime suspects include the headmistress' writer-brother and a nervous, sweaty-faced professor with a yen for young girls. Meanwhile, neck-snapped bodies begin popping up all over campus. Author Edgar Wallace, the creator of the original 1933 King Kong, concocts a fantasmic display of convoluted storytelling here, shimmied up against a beyond-groovy soundtrack that'll have you doing the watusi up until der finale ende.
You won't be bored. Nonsensical films such as this are much more endearing when they're delivered with a break-neck pace. (Yeah, I know... Pun intended. Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Guy Bombardo
If you're curious about the 60s Edgar Wallace crime films but don't know where to start, this one pretty much has it all. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by JennMars
I first saw this movie back in the mid 70's on Screaming Yellow Theater. Thought it was so goofy or campy or both. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by J. Ancona