Murder a la Mod

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Murder a la Mod
Grindhouse poster
Directed byBrian De Palma
Produced byKen Burrows
Written byBrian De Palma
StarringWilliam Finley
Jared Martin
Music byJohn Herbert McDowell
William Finley (title song)
CinematographyBruce Torbet
Edited byBrian De Palma
Distributed byCriterion (DVD, 2011)
Release date
  • May 1, 1968 (1968-05-01) (New York City)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Murder a la Mod is a 1968 film directed by Brian De Palma. The film was released in one cinema in New York City. It quickly disappeared not long after and was thought lost. However, the film was released by Criterion on Blu-ray in April 2011 as a bonus feature to Blow Out.[1]

It was the first film for which Brian De Palma served as both writer and director.

In De Palma's 1981 film Blow Out, Dennis Franz's character watches the film on television.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Karen is a naive young lady who wants to help her boyfriend Chris, who is a struggling amateur filmmaker, to raise money to divorce his wife. Meanwhile, a jolly psycho prankster named Otto is stalking the building where Chris is shooting a low-budget adult movie to make ends meet.



David Nusair of "Reel Film Reviews" called it "Brian De Palma's first (and worst) feature-length endeavor."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Blow Out (1981) - The Criterion Collection". Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  2. ^ "The Films of Brian De Palma - Reviews by David Nusair". Retrieved Apr 19, 2019.

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