Sordid and perverse pleasures abound as coked-up models are being targeted by a scissor-wielding sociopath. Plot-wise, this is all familiar giallo territory, but I found it an exceptionally paced carnival of carnality and corn. Didn't expect to hear some songs I recognized from stage musicals. These genres don't often collide. Here we get a fashion show runway that pulsates to disco riffs on showtunes from both La Cage Aux Folles and Chess; notably, Murray Head's hit version of "One Night in Bangkok".
Pino Donaggio composes the original music, which borrows extensively from his own Body Double score. If you've a taste for DePalma from that period, you'll enjoy this trashy Happy Meal. Actually, I should reference Wendy's instead, since there is an elaborate expository scene set at a Milan version of the fast-food giant wherein Donald Pleasance helps himself to the all-you-can-eat pasta. Curiously, that's one of the few scenes where red sauce isn't spilling off the screen.