“It's sort of like the natural meeting place between GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER and POOR PRETTY EDDIE. And as batshit as that sounds.
— Justin LaLiberty, LETTERBOXD
Directed by Joy N. Houck Jr. (NIGHT OF BLOODY HORROR, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE), NIGHT OF THE STRANGLER is a southern-friend whodunnit hatewave featuring, murder, racial tension, and a starring role from The Monkees’ Micky Donlenz. This sweat-soaked, sleazoid slay-ride was originally marketed as a semi-slasher, but is more like a cross between a giallo and a trashy airport paperback: guns! Knives! Drowning! Venomous snakes! Absolutely zero strangling!