The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings. Flying solo or with his co-host Zena Dixon, he will discuss an array of topics covering film, literature, and television. Check out the latest installment below. In this episode we’re looking back at 1980’s Dressed to Kill!
Dressed to Kill is a 1980 giallo-inspired thriller directed by Brian De Palma and starring Angie Dickinson as Kate, a lonely housewife who seeks validation from her therapist (Michael Caine). After a therapy session, Kate heads to the museum for a leisurely afternoon where she unexpectedly meets a mysterious man. Then, meets an even more mysterious woman. Dressed to Kill also follows a call girl (Nancy Allen) with a knack for the stock market and Kate’s precocious son (Keith Gordon) as they try to solve a dangerous mystery. Dressed to Kill delivers Brian De Palma’s regularly appreciated style with homages to Hitchcock in combination with the director’s take on the contemporary slashers of the time.