“Massage Parlor Murders!” Or “Massage Parlor Hookers!” A Movie So Gritty It Had Both Titles!

Massage Parlor Murders exploitation film

“A motion picture that will rip into your guts like no other!”

Well, how can you argue with a. promise like that?

Time for a sleazy, seedy and – YES – utterly ENTERTAINING grindhouse film from a time when life was simpler, and hookers ended up naked – and dead!

Massage Parlor Murders

Massage Parlor Murders!

This is a great grindhouse gem, now available in a pristine new blu-ray…first, check out the classic preview, which first fills the screen with block letter to warn you about what is about to come – and ends with lines like this:

“A motion picture that will rip into your guts like no other!”

Enjoy the trailer, thanks to Vinegar Syndrome, which released this in blu-ray!

Massage Parlor Murders exploitation film

Here’s what the promotional teaser has to say:

“A vicious serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, murdering Times Square massage girls in a variety of brutal ways. It’s up to a rogue detective team to solve the case as the body count continues to rise!”

Yes, there is plenty of nudity on display, and as the new blu-ray proudly proclaims:

“Chock full of over the top sex and violence and complete with high speed car chase through Manhattan, ‘MASSAGE PARLOR MURDERS’ is an exploitation film lover’s dream movie.”

You’ll meet the girls who are much, much more than Masseuses, all filmed on what are clearly bare bones sets…

The film is actually a fun police procedural, as a psycho is terrorizing these “massage hookers”, and the film has lots of action and blood to go with the nudity:

classic sexploitation Massage Parlor Hookers

And yes, it was also released later as “Massage Parlor Hookers”. Movies like these were usually re-named and re-released to maximize their grindhouse potential…and to sucker idiots into seeing the same movie twice!

Massage Parlor Murders exploitation

Did you notice in the trailer that the lead actress looks A LOT like a young Roseanna Arquette? Well, it’s not her, but the similarity is striking….

Massage Parlor Hookers sex

As you can see, the film is full of gratuitous sex and violence, but the movie captures the grit and seedy nature of New York in the early 70’s as well, which is always fun to see – and it’s an effective little thriller that evokes the best of the grindhouse of the time….at least the ones that were made in the US.

This one was made in Sweden, and it starred Christina Lindberg, and the film also had multiple titles:

Yes. a very naked Lindberg starred in one film that ultimately had THREE titles!

Click here to see them all:


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3 replies

  1. Love the dramatic voice-over on that trailer, John. A great slice of cinematic sleaze! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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