A true-crime movie about oily gigolo Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco) and his overweight sidekick Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler), who prey on lonely women – romancing them and spiriting away their savings before eventually murdering them in a variety of terrible ways.
The real-life Fernandez and Beck are believed to have killed as many as 20 women during their murderous spree between 1947 and 1949. They were both executed by electric chair at Sing Sing on 8 March 1951.
This independent picture (filmed in black and white) takes an unswerving look at pure evil. Badness and ugliness are at the core of the film – ugly people, cheap sets, bad sound, clunky actions, and a murky narrational point of view.
Tony Lo Bianco
Mary Jane Higby
Justice of the Peace