Dir: Lamberto Bava
Star: Tomas Arana, Joanna Pacula, Francois Montagut, Erika Blanc
a.k.a. Body Puzzle
 My contribution to National Cinema Day was to sit at home and watch this 1992 giallo, now coming out through ‘A Taste of Fear’. And that’s an appropriate label, since a taste is ultimately all it provides. It’s a typically intricate, albeit slightly wobbly, storyline, with a serial killer reclaiming donor organs from their recipients because… because he’s a serial killer, y’know? Motivation is not Bava’s strong point — as anyone who’s seen Demons 2 knows, things need no justification apart from that they look good. There is the inevitably mind-boggling twist ending, but it’s helped by a decent performance from Thomas Arana as the cop leading the hunt, and bonus points for having a psychopath who resembles a young Rutger Hauer. If this film is a body part, it’s closest to a pair of tonsils: nothing you’d really miss, but not completely useless.