A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975)
AKA Una libélula para cada muerto by #LeónKlimovsky
A killer cleans up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered to be deviants and leaving behind an ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim.
A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975) is very different from the last Paul Naschy film I watched (and wrote about). I am referring to Hunchback of the Morgue (1973), which is one of my favourite Paul Naschy films. It may in fact be the first Paul Naschy film that I ever saw…
I call them Paul Naschy films, even though he is the star, and not the director(s). Naschy is one of those rare personalities who seems to be the defining thing about most of the movies that he’s in. Put another way, he’s the main reason why I (and I presume most people) watch the movies that he’s in.
Of course, he also wrote and directed quite of a few movies. In fact, he’s credited as coming up with the story for A Dragonfly for Each Corpse. So calling it a Paul Naschy film may not be totally off base.
A Dragonfly for Each Corpse is basically a Spanish giallo. Anyone who knows me, know that I love giallos, so it should come as no surprise that I enjoyed this movie. It may not be as good as the best of the genre (some of my favourites include The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), Deep Red (1975) and Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972)) but then again it has Paul Naschy in it, so what’s not to like?
I could ramble on for five more paragraphs, listing off all of the things that I enjoyed about A Dragonfly for Each Corpse, but I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep. So, I’ll just leave you with this…
A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975) is #NotQuiteClassicCinema that should appeal to both fans of Paul Naschy, and fans of giallos. Just don’t expect it to be the greatest example of either type, and you should be in for a very pleasant and enjoyable #FridayNightAtTheHomeDriveIn.
— Angus Kohm (@AngusKohm) June 11, 2022