The Strangler

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Horror

Buono is a lab technician at a Boston hospital whose severe mother complex compels him to strangle pretty nurses. Since her recent heart attack, Mom (Corby) has been cared for by a nurse (Bates), who the jealous Leo believes has replaced him in his mother's affections. Buono also has a fetish about dolls and frequents an amusement park to win more. This...read more

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Buono is a lab technician at a Boston hospital whose severe mother complex compels him to strangle pretty nurses. Since her recent heart attack, Mom (Corby) has been cared for by a nurse (Bates), who the jealous Leo believes has replaced him in his mother's affections. Buono also has a

fetish about dolls and frequents an amusement park to win more. This harmless little hobby, however, proves to be his undoing, when the cops tie a doll found at a murder scene to Buono. Filmed while the "Boston Strangler" murders were still unsolved, THE STRANGLER was a sleazy attempt to

capitalize on the then-current hysteria over the case. Although Buono is very good as the killer, the script relies on too many PSYCHO cliches, and the production is obviously of the low-budget variety.

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