James Franciscus. Good Enough?

Teaser Trailer of Nightkill (1980).

I was gonna say that he did some of his best work in giallo, between this and Tenebrae. But then I realized Tenebrae starred…Anthony Franciosa!

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Those two are forever bound to each other. If it’s not one it’s the other!

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On Franciscus, Italian horror seemed to agree with him.

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It’s one of the better giallos, and I think giallo generally gave some actors a chance to flex their chops.

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It’s so odd that James Franciscus always looks faintly embarrassed in every still photograph I’ve seen of him.

Not for anything major or some secret guilt, nothing super dramatic. Just “Oops, I think I took one more after-dinner mint from the free dish when I was paying the tab at the restrauant–you’re only supposed to take one, you fool!”

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If those tennis shorts were any tighter, he’d be playing mixed doubles by himself.

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He likes a tight fit.