Saturday, September 4, 2021

Angel's Flight, A Razor Wielding Stripper

The most vicious and erotic portrayal of a female serial killer is from a film you have never seen.  From an actress you have never heard of before, comes this steamy and vicious portrayal.  Today we look at 1965's "Angel's Flight," directed by Raymond Nassour and Kenneth W. Richardson.  This film noir/horror film, made before we called strippers...exotic dancers.  Indus Arthur, who died much too young, portrays the demented and imbalanced psychopath.  The beautiful blonde will wear seduction and homicide in every move she makes in this film.

Liz (Arthur) is making out with a man on a bench in the middle of the night.  She stops sucking face with him and slits his throat.  The sultry psycho runs from the scene and crashes into Ben (William Thourlby).  Ben?  He was a reporter, but now is a hopeless drunk.  The love of his life is gone and he has hit rock bottom...until he sees Liz' face.  Now he is in love.  When he sobers up, he won't think she is real...rather an angel.  No matter, Liz is real.  You'll meet her.  She paints haunting images in her flat and plies her exotic dancing trade at a seedy club every night.  Her M.O.?  She finds a perverted and fresh customer, goes off with him after her shift, makes out with him, and slits his throat.  The bodies begin accumulating.

Ben, having seen a vision of loveliness...Liz...begins sobering up.  His cop buddy, Pete (Warren Kemmerling), takes mercy on him and tries to help.  He allows Ben to tag along and write about the murders.  Uh oh...the cops are looking for a male.  Now Pete has an offer for the now sober us bait.  Ben is now tasked to be a pervert who hangs around in strip all the victims were.  The cops will follow Ben and see who follows him out of the clubs.  Easy, right?  Nope!  Liz and Ben fall in love...but beware...she always has a hand on the razor in her pocket.  

Just who is Liz?  Why is she murdering perverts?  What does her artwork symbolize?  You'll find out and the answers are all horrific.  The seductive angel can turn into a malicious demon instantly, and Miss Arthur's exotic dance scenes are both alluring and desperate.  This is a fine film noir film...a fine police drama...and a fine horror film.  See "Angel's Flight" and be allured as a sultry murderess puts you under her spell. 

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