Macchie solari is a very fine
and unusual giallo horror with macabre moments, and the film starts
with a series of grotesque suicides
and they are blamed on the intense Solar activity, the spots on the
Sun, Macchie solari . The beautiful but very icy coroner Simona
Sanna (Mimsy Farmer) starts hallucinating and sees visions of the
dead bodies in the morgue coming alive. She then meets an american
Betty, and she dies soon thereafter and supposedly in another suicide.
The american priest Paul Lennox (Barry Primus) is sleuthing around
in true Gialli way, and with the help from Simona he tries to find
real reasons behind his sisters death.
Armando Crispino only made a few
gialli and he made them in an unusual and fascinating way, slightly
different from most of the other
entries to the genre. His 1974 "Autopsy/Macchie solari"
is suggestive and interestingly macabre. In 1972 he made his other
entry to the
Giallo genre with his great "L'etrusco uccide ancora
- The Etruscan Kills Again" a film seldom seen but surprisingly
good, a crime mystery
taking place in the excavation site of the Etruscan City of the Dead
in Tuscany (read more about this exciting giallo on my Giallo &
1972 "L'etrusco uccide ancora" (The Etruscan Kills Again/The
Dead are Alive) is an unusual giallo, an intriguing
Whodunit Murder Mystery shot in a really atmospherical place, the
ancient Etruscan's burial ground The City of the Dead in Viterbo.
This giallo just like Autopsy were made in delightfully off-beat way
and without the regular tropes of the Gialli genre as Black gloves
And i just love the Offbeat Gialli, the strange one's, the unloved
and misunderstood one's from director's that went their own way.
The old Blue Underground DVD presented the film Autopsy
in anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 with an english audio mono (or an
audio without english subtitles, trailers extra.
When writing this text in December of 2020 i feel that i have to rewatch
Armando Crispino's "Macchie solari - Autopsy" again, and
bluray this time. I remember liking it a lot when i watched it the
last time some 15 years ago