Fantasy and reality become blurred as a misogynistic, masked killer ritually stalks and kills beautiful women who he has encountered previously.
FANTOM KILER, a modern Giallo from Poland that has made a lot of waves in the horror scene, takes these concepts and goes far further than anyone ever has before. The result is a truly reprehensible, sickeningly misogynistic work that is impossible to defend.
A man with a bandaged face stalks and murders beautiful women in highly stylized scenes, which utilize a lot of clever editing and modern digital effects. However, the truly shocking aspect of this film is the nature of the killings. Every female victim is beautiful and looks like a glamour model, and the set-ups to each murder scene are very reminiscent of those in porn loops. For example, a woman's car breaks down in the woods, and she gets lost, having her clothes slowly torn away by the trees and fences she has to climb over. When the killings come, they invariably revolve around genital mutilation.
Despite the lack of gore, the killings are amongst the most shocking ever seen in a movie, mainly because it is obliquely suggested that the female victims ENJOY their assault.
There is no way this film can be defended. It plays like a porn movie for potential killers. This eroticizes misogyny and tries to make pornography out of sexual violence, with the "they all like it really" mentality taken as far as it could possibly go.