Posts Tagged ‘giallo’

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“The Murderer Left The Knife… There.” — What Have You Done To Solange?

December 6, 2008

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? (1972)
d. Massimo Dallamano 

This lurid giallo serves up the sexy and the suspense in a well-balanced manner, making for an above-average, if misogynistic thriller about the murders of attractive young women.

Do Not Try This At Home

Do Not Try This At Home

Set in England, a teacher ,who is cheating on his wife with one of his students, becomes the prime suspect of a series of murders of students at the school where he works. All the victims are attractive, nubile young women; all of them are usually stabbed viciously in their vaginas. One in particular is run through the bikini-area by a scythe. Yikes!

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Bay of Boredom

September 26, 2008

BAY OF BLOOD
d. Mario Bava

Avoid this lame movie. Despite an interesting first five minutes, this Italian giallo suffers from what all other Italian giallo suffers from — mood and style over coherency, substance and emotional connection. It is interesting to note that the style of gory killings — predating the slasher genre by a few years — and the setting contribute to a loose parallel to Friday the 13th.

Next up should be the UK film, Cashback.