In a psychiatric clinic for rich women, dies murdered, one after another, a nurse and two patients, while an arrow hit another woman. The guilty is a masked man. The police decide to set up a trap, but the line of murdering isn’t still over.
A long-haired Klaus Kinski plays the doctor in charge of an isolated lunatic asylum. Of course the patients are all beautiful women with various sexual problems. And of course they’re being killed off in various gruesome and sadistic ways.
Writer/director Fernando Di Leo specialized in violent,sleazy mafia movies like “The Italian Connection” or “Mister Scarface”. “Slaughter Hotel” is his only giallo, but it contains tons of sleaze and misogynistic violence. Euro-horror goddess Rosalba Neri is amazingly sensual as the resident nymphomaniac. Her sex scene with the gardener is hotter than hell. The film was originally released in Europe as “The Cold Blooded Beast”. All the actresses including Rosalba Neri, Margaret Lee, Monica Stroebel, Jane Garret and Gioia Desideri are very attractive and provide lots of female flesh. There is obligatory lesbian sequence between Stroebel and Garret and strikingly sleazy Neri’s masturbation scene. The action drags sometimes,but the climax is a suitably frenzied and audacious.