When: Wed., June 1, 8 p.m. 2016
Luciano Ercoli is an acknowledged master of giallo, the flash-and-dazzle style of horror/thriller films popular in Italy. Death Walks on High Heels is only a minor classic of the form, but it still has a great deal going for it. Famed jewel thief Rochard is slashed to death on a train, and the police bring in his daughter Nicole (Nieves Navarro, billed here as "Susan Scott") for questioning. She doesn't know anything about the missing jewels her father stole, and besides, she's too busy with her exotic dancing to get involved. Then a masked man with shocking blue eyes and a straight razor starts menacing her, demanding she tell him where the jewels are. Is there any way this sordid tale doesn't end with more bloodshed? The Strange Brew Film Series presents Death Walks on High Heels at 8 p.m. tonight at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Boulevard, Maplewood; www.webster.edu/film-series). Admission is $5.