As the cops focus on Maciara and Patrizia, a reporter, Martelli (Tomas Milian) befriends Patrizia. Unfortunately for Martelli, Patrizia only lusts after little boys. These two join forces with the town priest, Don Alberto (Marc Porel), the only normal guy in town who knew all the boys, in order to find the killer. This unholy alliance may be the only hope this village has at stopping the murderer. As the cops dig up some disturbing clues, including skeletons of dead babies, the townspeople demand blood. More boys are murdered, and each time, all indications are that the glamorous Patrizia is the fiend. If the cops don't arrest our beautiful subjects, vigilantes might dispose a harsher justice. As uncomfortable as the film is, so far, you can bet Lucio Fulci will deliver an ending that will have you squirming.
This is a difficult one to watch. Fulci shows us the tattered corpses of the boys and then their grieving parents. We want to like Patrizia, she is a knock-out...but also a child pervert. For a Fulci film, one may think the gore is pretty tamed....but wait until the end before you determine that. Oh yes, Maciara's death scene is one of the most eerie, and beautiful cinematic moments you will ever endure. Not for everyone, but a creepy and unsettling horror experience is in store for all who dare to watch "Don't Torture a Duckling."