Night of the Assassins (1974)
aka Night of the Skull

aka La noche de los asesinos
Genre: Crime | Horror | Mystery | Thriller | Spanish Giallo
Country: Spain | Director: Jess Franco
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 80mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 866×370 – 25fps – 1.40gb

Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion’s will, his wife is strapped to the face of a cliff and drowned by the tide. More murders follow, and as Inspector Bore (Vicente Roca) investigates, he discovers some dark secrets in the family’s past.

Spanish giallo has a family brought together for the reading of a will only soon a maniac wearing a skull mask shows up and starts knocking them off. This is from Jess Franco and this certainly ranks as one of his better made films, technically speaking. Franco creates a very thick atmosphere that helps the film move quite nicely and the mystery is well written and plays out very well. The performances are a lot better than normal especially Lina Romay who’s given the chance to act here. The first murder sequence is very well done and the look of the killer is nice. Not your typical Franco film but a good one.


Night of the Assassins (1974)