Early Fulci effort DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (known in the United Kingdom as "DON'T TORTURE DONALD DUCK") involves child murders and headless Donald Duck dolls.
Sometimes it involves living children and intact Donald Duck dolls.
Combine this with NEW YORK RIPPER's spectacular use of a Donald Duck-voiced killer,
and you have a puzzling cinematic fetish almost on par with his love of worms, or eye injury. What happened to Fulci? Was it like out a giallo– some childhood trauma relating to Donald Duck (and eye injury?) compelled him to spend his days exorcising his demons on the silver screen? Inquiring minds must know!