The Flower with the Deadly Sting (1973)
aka The Flower with Petals of Steel

aka Il fiore dai petali d’acciaio
Genre: Mystery | Thriller | Giallo
Country: Italy | Spain | Director: Gianfranco Piccioli
Language: Italian | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 89mn
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Andreas Valenti (Gianni Garko) is a respected surgeon with misogynistic tendencies. When his girlfriend Daniella (Paola Senatore) is accidentally killed by titular metal sculpture of flower he becomes the main suspect. In fact he surgically dismembers her body and disposes remains. Daniella’s half-sister Evelyn(Carrol Baker) becomes suspicious and informs Inspector Garrano about possible Andreas guilt. The intrigue of blackmail and backstabbing begins…

Sadly overlooked Italian giallo with fantastic underwater lesbian scene. The pace is deliberate and there are several very interesting twists and turns. The performances are splendid and there are some similarities to Luigi Cozzi’s memorable “The Killer Must Kill Again”. Overall,”The Flower with the Petals of Steel” is a must-see for Euro horror enthusiasts.


The Flower with the Deadly Sting (1973)