Midnight Killer

Midnight Killer (Italian: Morirai a mezzanotte) is an Italian giallo film starring Valeria D'Obici and Leonardo Treviglio, and directed by Lamberto Bava.[4][5]

Midnight Killer
Italian theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti[1]
Directed byLamberto Bava
Produced by
  • Lamberto Bava
  • Massimo Manasse
  • Marco Grillo Spina[2]
Screenplay by
  • Lamberto Bava
  • Dardano Sacchetti[3]
Music byClaudio Simonetti[3]
CinematographyGianlorenzo Battaglia[3]
Edited byLamberto Bava[2]


A mysterious serial killer who is terrorizing a city with a long series of murders, all women, kill the wife of a police officer, who is suspected to be guilty. Sara, a criminologist who is investigating the case of the legendary "Midnight Ripper", a sex maniac who died years before, instead, is convinced that, he is innocent, and suspects that the ripper is still alive.


  • Valeria D'Obici as Anna Berardi
  • Leonardo Treviglio as Nicola Levi
  • Paolo Malco as Inspector Piero Terzi
  • Lara Wendel as Carol Terzi
  • Lea Martino as Gioia
  • Eliana Miglio as Monica (as Eliana Hoppe)
  • Barbara Scoppa as Sara Levi
  • Massimiliano Baratta as (as Massimo Baratta)
  • Loredana Romito as Nurse
  • Dino Conti as Terzi's Assistant
  • Marcello Modugno as Alberto
  • Loredana Guerra as Lingerie Saleslady
  • Gianpaolo Saccarola as Theater Watchman
  • Peter Pitsch as Franco Tribbo


Midnight Killer was Lamberto Bava's second giallo film.[3] He later stated he was uneasy making these types of films, stating that "I find doing scenes where women get stabbed to death repugnant. Dario Argento does it so well, but I feel sick as soon as I see the knife in the murderer's hand"[3]


  1. "Midnight Killer - art by Enzo Sciotti". www.emovieposter.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  2. Howarth, p. 124.
  3. Howarth 2015, p. 124.
  4. Louis Paul. Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland, 2005. ISBN 9780786418343.
  5. Gian Piero Brunetta. The History of Italian Cinema: A Guide to Italian Film from Its Origins to the Twenty-first Century. Princeton University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780691119885.


  • Howarth, Troy (2015). So Deadly, So Perverse. 2. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 1936168588.
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