Stay-At-Home Film Festival: Giallo

Quick personal side note; I lost my job this week amid recession fears. While that sucks, I have been pushing forward with finding a replacement (not the best time!). Still, it's good to take a little time out, so today I set aside as... Giallo Day. Thanks to my own inability to resist a good … Continue reading Stay-At-Home Film Festival: Giallo

Review: Knife+Heart

Director: Yann Gonzalez Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran It was only a week ago that I was advising that Peter Strickland's In Fabric is not the giallo love letter it might appear to be. Now, set to a dreamy score by M83, Yann Gonzalez' Knife+Heart is the film that fulfils that promise; an … Continue reading Review: Knife+Heart

Why I Love… #101: Short Night Of Glass Dolls

Year: 1971 Director: Aldo Lado Stars: Jean Sorel, Barbara Bach, Ingrid Thulin There are better giallo films out there. Purer examples of the genre. But Aldo Lado's Short Night Of Glass Dolls is a devilishly entertaining and under-celebrated example. It's giallo seen through a fun house mirror, contorted into something that might've been just as fitting … Continue reading Why I Love… #101: Short Night Of Glass Dolls

Why I Love… #97: Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key

Year: 1972 Director: Sergio Martino Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli In spite of the significant shortcomings of their gender politics, I find myself persistently lured back into the world of early 1970's giallo cinema; that treasure trove of Italian stalk-and-slash movies identified by their black gloved killers, despicable socialites and breathtakingly cinematic original … Continue reading Why I Love… #97: Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key

Why I Love… #41: Lizard In A Woman’s Skin

Year: 1970 Director: Lucio Fulci Stars: Florinda Bolkan (Carol Hammond), Stanley Baker (Inspector Corvin), Jean Sorel (Frank Hammond), Silvia Monti (Deborah), George Rigaud (Dr Kerr), Alberto de Mendoza (Sgt. Brandon), Anita Stringberg (Julia Durer). Genre: Giallo Lucio Fulci is an Italian director with a reputation for gratuity, gore and a career that veers in quality … Continue reading Why I Love… #41: Lizard In A Woman’s Skin

Review: Berberian Sound Studio

If you’re a horror enthusiast or audiophile of any serious pedigree, then Berberian Sound Studio would appear, on paper, to be right up your alley. Did you used to sit at home listening to BBC sound effects records? Can you list every significant giallo production in chronological order? Would you debate what counts as significant? If the answer to … Continue reading Review: Berberian Sound Studio