Gialli & Eurocrime (poliziottesco/poliziesco: mafia vs. mafia or mafia vs. psycho cop) Page 1 - - - - Page 2

A favourite film genre of mine is Gialli. The visually stylish, violent and
often macabre Italian crime-thrillers from the 1960's - 1970's called Gialli,

Yellow, after the color of the Pulp Fiction book series released in Italy.

One of the cinematographic Titans and the creators of the genre was/were
the great Mario Bava, the visual master and among his genre successors
were directors like Umberto Lenzi, Aldo Lado, Luciano Ercoli, Lucio Fulci,
Sergio Martino, Massimo Dallamano, Luigi Bazzoni and .... naturally, the
very influential genre master Dario Argento.

Then we have the 1970's Italian crime movies with mafia and/or police,
the Poliotteschi movies and gangster/mob movies, sub-genres within the
Eurocrime genre. Eurocrime? Yes, i guess basically 1970's continental
European crime movies, and very popular today among genre lovers (as
director Quentin Tarantino). One of the true Masters of the genre was/were
Fernando Di Leo and his films really has got some bite to them.

The pics at the side of this text show the sleeves of 2 old but nice Dario
Argento gialli VHS cassettes from the time before DVD

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Good poliziottesco from Di Leo with a disturbing
rape scene at the start. Inspector Lamberti tries to
find the one that incited a class of teenage boys
to brutally rape and kill their school teacher.
Nieves Navarro plays the role of a social worker

I Ragazzi del Massacro (Naked Violence)

Direction and script: Fernando Di Leo, production: Italy 1969

Cast: Pier Paolo Capponi, Nieves Navarro (Susan Scott), Marzio Margine
DVD in italian or english audio with english subtitles, region all
Italian Raro Video DVD edition


My all time favourite Spanish giallo, super great
and i love Paella gialli with the Iberian atmosphere.
A Ton of that atmosphere, the great Diana Lorys,
Naschy in one of his best roles and nasty killings
committed to a nursery rhyme. Who's the killer ?

The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (Los Ojos azules de la muñeca rota/
House of Psychotic Women/Die Blaue augen der zerbrochenen Puppe)

Direction and co-script: Carlos Aured, production: 1973

Cast: Paul Naschy, Diana Lorys, Eva León, Maria Perschy
Blu-ray in spanish audio with german subtitles, region ALL
German Subkultur limited edition 2-disc bluray and DVD edition


Arty but fascinating giallo-thriller-drama made by
a great director and with fine acting from Seberg
and Marisol. A killer robs and murders lone women
on the Cantabrian countryside, and a drifter turns
up at the Miller Villa looking for some extra job.
One of the best gialli of the Spanish Golden Era

The Corruption of Chris Miller (Behind the Shutters)

Direction: Juan Antonio Bardem, production: Spain 1973

Cast: Jean Seberg, Marisol, Barry Stokes, Perla Cristal
Blu-ray in english or spanish audio with english subs, region ALL
US Vinegar Syndrome blu-ray and DVD 2 disc combo edition


Maybe not a giallo but a pretty good Crime Thriller
with a young Ornella Muti and Lovelock as a hippie
couple on the run, home invading fine actress Irene
Papas villa to hide from the Police.
A Body Double were used for Muti's nude scenes

Un Posto ideale per uccidere / Oasis of Fear

Direction, story, co-script: Umberto Lenzi, prod: Italy-France 1971

Cast: Ornella Muti, Ray Lovelock, Irene Papas
DVD in italian audio without english subtitles, region 2
Italian CG Entertainment Cine Kult DVD edition


Obscure giallo murder mystery with Fabio Testi
as a half-witted rich artist suspected of strangling
a woman at a sea-side vacation resort.
A private detective is hired to find the valuable
jewel necklace of the victim. Entertaining B

La Morte bussa due volta (Death Knocks Twice/The Blonde
Connection/Blonde köder für den Mörder/Blonde Bait for the Murderer)

Direction: Harald Philipp & Sergio Garrone, prod. Italy-W. Germany 1969
Cast: Fabio Testi, Adolfo Celi, Dean Reed, Anita Ekberg
DVD in italian audio without english subtitles, region 2
Italian CG Home Video Cine Kult DVD edition


Asia is a Roumanian girl on the run in Minneapolis
and a killer murders people with a nasty electric
noose. A so-so giallo compared to Dario's best
ones but Good stuff comp. with his later efforts


Direction: Dario Argento, production: Italy-USA 1992

Cast: Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Christopher Rydell
DVD in english audio, region 2
UK Lion's Gate DVD edition


Great Crime Mystery Italian american style and
psycho thriller with Palmaesque luscious visuals.
Margherita Buy rocks as police inspector Lucia,
what a fine actress. Maybe not a Neo-Giallo but
highly entertaining about a psycho avenger

Il Siero della vanità (The Vanity Serum)

Direction: Alex Infascelli, production: Italy 2004

Cast: Margherita Buy, Francesca Neri, Valerio Mastandrea
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 2
Italian 01 Home Entertainment DVD edition


A so-so serial killer crime thriller where 2 Rome
crime cops goes to Bologna to investigate seven
unsolved murders committed by a mental patient
on the loose. Lorenza Indovina is bad in her role
as inspector Grazia. Infascelli did better in 2004

Almost Blue (Quasi blu)

Direction: Alex Infascelli, production: Italy 2000

Cast: Lorenza Indovina, Claudio Santamaria, Andrea Di Stefano
DVD in italian with english subtitles, region free
Italian Cecchi Gori DVD edition


Interesting psychological art-giallo crime drama
with a fine Sorel and Spaak as a nihilistic and
unlikeable couple, and with my favourite genre
actress in her first role, Florinda Bolkan.
Great ST from progressive composer Fabio Fabor

Una Ragazza piuttosto complicata (A Complicated Girl)

Direction and co-script: Damiano Damiani, production: Italy 1969

Cast: Jean Sorel, Catherine Spaak, Florinda Bolkan
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
Spanish DVD edition


An OK B-giallo from Bava Jr. with a little flat
direction as usual, but also always entertaining
as usual from Lamberto when he rips off classics
of the genre. A psycho killer is loose even though
he should be very dead, how is it possible ?

Morirai a mezzanotte (Midnight Killer)

Direction and co-script: Lamberto Bava, production: Italy 1986

Cast: Valeria D'obici, Paolo Malco, Leonardo Treviglio, Lara Wendel
DVD in italian audio without english subtitles, region 2
Italian Cine Kult DVD edition


A very late giallo with models playing models,
and getting killed. I hadn't heard about anyone
in this film, but it was surprisingly good and
entertaining and the girls were Gorgeous.
Randi Ingerman in her first film

Too Beautiful to Die (Sotto il vestito niente 2)

Direction and co-script: Dario Piana, production: Italy 1988

Cast: Randi Ingerman, Francois-Eric Gendron, Giovanni Tamberi
DVD in english audio, region free
US DVD edition


Yes, it's obscure and a B genre effort, and ....
i love it. B giallo rules. A supernatural giallo horror
with a slightly Bavaesque gothic atmosphere to it.
Watch a bunch of unlikeable rich people wander
around in an abandoned theatre and get killed

L'assassino ha riservato nove poltrone (The Killer Reserved Nine Seats)

Direction and co-script: Giuseppe Bennati, production: Italy 1974

Cast: Rosanna Schiaffino, Chris Avram, Janet Ågren, Paola Senatore
DVD in english and some italian audio, region free
Spanish Vértice Cine DVD edition


Great looking and arty psychological crime drama
thriller with a cool soundtrack and an insanely
gorgeous Adrienne Larussa as the rich girl taking
revenge on her fucked up family. The DVD comes
with 2 versions, the italian and the english

Salvare la Faccia (Psychout for Murder/Daddy Said the World was Lovely)

Direction, co-script: Rossano Brazzi, production: Italy-Argentine 1969

Cast: Adrienne Larussa, Nino Castelnuovo, Rossano Brazzi
DVD in italian audio with english subs or in english audio, region free
US DVD edition


A very entertaining and funny sleaze giallo,
trashy to the hilt from director Andrea Bianchi.
A murderer in a MC helmet goes havoc on the
models from a model agency. With the lovely
Edwige Fenech as photographer Magda

Strip Nude For Your Killer (Nude per l'assassino)

Direction and story: Andrea Bianchi, production: Italy 1975

Cast: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Erna Shurer
DVD in english audio, region free
Spanish DVD edition


A not so good and sleazy B-giallo, but with lots of
nudity and a razor wielding killer dressed in black
woman clothing. Daniella Giordano dies first.
A poor quality alternative market DVD with very
blurry picture quality. Looks like a 2nd gen. VHS

Reflections in Black (Il Vizio ha le calze nere)

Direction: Tano Cimarosa, production: Italy 1975

Cast: Dagmar Lassander, John Richardson, Tano Cimarosa
DVD in english audio and some spanish, region free
US DVD edition


Not a typical giallo but with a mean cleaver killer.
The Italian police investigates the sex industry
mob that uses teenagers for prostitution.
A somewhat weak follow-up to Dallamanos
more exciting "Cosa avete fatto a Solange"

La Polizia chiede aiuto (What Have They Done To Your Daughters?)

Direction and co-script: Massimo Dallamano, production: Italy 1974

Cast: Giovanna Ralli, Mario Adorf, Farley Granger, Sherry Buchanan
DVD in english audio, region free
Spanish DVD edition


One of the most infamous titles of the Giallo genre,
and with copious amounts of nudity. But not as
sleazy as you would think and actually pretty good
and with a strong and depressing downbeat ending.
Another fine soundtrack from Giorgio Gaslini

So Sweet, So Dead (Rivelazione di un maniaco sessuale al capo della
squadra mobile/The Slasher ... is the sex maniac)

Direction, co-script: Roberto Bianchi Montero, production: Italy 1972
Cast: Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina, Nieves Navarro, Krista Nell
DVD in english audio, region free
US DVD edition


Fine giallo with Sartana-Garko as a surgeon with
a lot of problems with women. A plot with many
twists, beautful actresses and nudity and that
unique nude scuba diving scene at the end.
Music from Marcello Giombini and an alternative
market TV Rip DVD

Il Fiore dai Petali d'acciaio (The Flower with Petals of Steel)

Direction and co-script: Gianfranco Piccoli, production: Italy 1973

Cast: Gianni Garko, Paola Senatore, Carroll Baker, Pilar Velázquez
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
US DVD edition


A pretty good if far-fetched psychological thriller
with lots of twists and somewhat of a mindfuck
Theatrical (based on a play) and very obscure
in another crap "alternative market" TV Rip edition

La Casa del Tappeto Giallo (The House of the Yellow Carpet)

Direction: Carlo Lizzani, production: Italy 1983

Cast: Beatrice Romand, Erland Josephson, Vittorio Mezzogiorno
DVD in english audio, region free


Alt. market release of a very entertaining Spanish
giallo with gory killings going on in London, nudity,
a really cute actress and with a fine soundtrack.
Spanish 1970's gialli and horror had that unique
Iberian atmosphere to them. The Golden Era

La Muerte llama a las 10 (Le Calde labbra del carnefice/
The Killer wore gloves)

Direction, co-script: Juan Bosch, production: Spain-Italy 1974
Cast: Gillian Hills, Angel del Pozo, Silvia Solar, Carlos Otero
DVD in english audio, region free
US DVD edition


Obscure and slightly arty B grade giallo. A drama
mystery atmospherically shot in Istanbul, Turkey
about a bewildered artist and his model .... or doll?
Fine performances from Erika Blanc & Farley Granger
and one of the more unusual gialli films. Great sleeve

The Red Headed Corpse (La Rossa dalla pelle che scotta)

Direction, script: Renzo Russo, production: Italy-Turkey 1972

Cast: Erika Blanc, Farley Granger, Ivana Novak, Krista Nell
DVD in english audio, region free
US DVD edition


Visually groundbreaking gothic horror-thriller
A masterpiece and with a killer dressed in black,
with black gloves and a black hat out for poor
mute Helen could make this a prototype-giallo
Suspenseful even with today's standards

The Spiral Staircase

Direction: Robert Siodmak, production: 1946

Cast: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Rhonda Fleming
Blu-ray in english audio with english subtitles, b&w, region A
US Kino Lorber 2018 blu-ray edition


Great but forgotten Spanish gothic giallo and
mystery thriller with Marisa Mell in dual roles.
A mentally fragile rich man lives alone in a castle
when a beautiful woman on the run needs hiding.
Greymarket release with poor picture quality

Marta (After that, it Kills and Devours the Male)

Direction: Juan Antonio Nieves Conde, production: Spain-Italy 1971

Cast: Marisa Mell, Stephen Boyd, Howard Ross
DVD in english audio, region free
US DVD edition


A fascinating and experimental art giallo about
murder schemes at a high-tech poultry farm.
Unusual indeed and with an avantgarde sound-
track attacking your ears. From the director of
the 1967 ultra-weird western Django, Kill!

Death Laid an Egg (La morte ha fatto l'uovo/Plucked)

Direction, co-script: Giulio Questi, production: Italy 1968

Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Gina Lollobrigida
Blu-ray in italian or english audio with english subtitles, region B
UK Nucleus Films 2018 blu-ray edition


Great fun bottom of the barrell poliziottesco with
bad acting, bad fighting and bad direction from the
even more untalented (than Andrea) Bianchi, Mario.
they're not relatedi. Caruana is hilarious as a Dirty
Harry cop and the blu-ray medium was made for this

Provincia Violenta (Provinz ohne gesetz)

Direction, script: Mario Bianchi, production: Italy 1978

Cast: Al Cliver, Lino Caruana, Antonella Dogan, Alicia Leone
Blu-ray in italian audio with english subtitles, region ALL or B
German X Rated - VZ Handel blu-ray and DVD 2 disc edition


Ex adult filmstar Gemma is fine as a blind woman in
a house with secrets thriller. Maybe a gothic neo-giallo.
Nice arty camerawork in the Amer vein and a ditto
soundtrack. Roberta Gemma is fine as Anna with a
dubbed english voice. Slow but quite enjoyable

The Transparent Woman

Direction, co-story: Domiziano Delvaux Cristopharo, Italy 2015

Cast: Roberta Gemma, Arian Levanael, Giovanna Nocetti
DVD in english audio with english subs, region ?
US Widowmaker 2018 DVD edition


A very nice eurocrime crime thriller about an under-
cover cop trying to find a killer and the responsible
one's behind a teenage prostitution racket in Milano.
Claudio Casinelli is great as police inspector Germi

Morte Sospetta di una Minorenne (The suspicious Death of a
Minor/Violent Milan/Too Young to Die)

Direction, co-script: Sergio Martino, production: 1975
Cast: Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Barbara Magnolfi
Blu-ray in english or italian audio with english subs, region B
UK Arrow Video 2017 blu-ray and DVD combo edition,


Hard to define but a great ghost story and psycho-
logical thriller combined experimental drama with
Franco Nero as a bewildered artist. A young countess
has died at the country villa he rents for his studio.
Nuova Consonanza incl. Morricone made the ST

A Quiet Place in the Country (Un Tranquilo posto di Campagna)

Direction, co-script: Elio Petri, production: France-Italy 1968

Cast: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret
Blu-ray in english or italian audio with english subs, region A
US Scream Factory 2017 blu-ray edition


Bava's famous proto-slasher with 11 gruesome
murders when a group of people fights about some
valuable property at the bay. Great gore from Carlo
Rambaldi and a nice ST from Stelvio Cipriani.
I remember buying this on a french secam VHS in
the 1980's to be able to see it uncut

A Bay of Blood (Ecologia del Delitto/Twitch of the Death
Nerve/Carnage/Bloodbath/La Baie Sanglante/ etc etc.

Direction, co-script, camera: Mario Bava, production: 1971
Cast: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pastilli, Laura Betti, Claudio Volonté
Blu-ray in english audio, region A
US Kino Lorber Classics blu-ray edition


A Trashy bewildering delight of a giallo and ....
an absolutely uncomprehensible mess. Strange and
bizarre gothic giallo with a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
twist. Camille Keaton in peril again and can be heard
in an interview in the extras. Saw this in italian audio
without english subtitles

Il Sesso Della Strega (Sex of the Witch)

Direction: Angelo Pannaccío, production: 1973

Cast: Camille Keaton, Susanna Levi, Donald O'Brien
DVD in italian audio with italian subs only, region 2
Italian CineKult - CG Entertainment DVD edition


Bottom of the Barrel Eurocrime version of Scarface
with Joe Dallesandro as an ambitious and unlikeable
climber in the Naples criminal hierarchy. And, with
Stefania "Suspiria" Casini as his gangster moll ....
later played by Michelle Pfeiffer in De Palmas film

The Climber (L'ambizioso)

Direction, script: Pasquale Squitieri, production: 1975

Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Stefania Casini, Raymond Pellegrin
Blu-ray in english or italian audio with english subs, region B
UK Arrow Video 2017 blu-ray and DVD region 2 combo edition


A so-so crime drama and maybe, maybe a giallo.
But, with beautiful photo from always atmospherical
Venice and with the gorgeous Barbara Bouchet ....
and Rosalba Neri too, nothing to complain about.
Nice blu-ray edition from 88 Films, well done

Amuck! (Alla Ricerca del Piacere)

Direction, script: Silvio Amado, production: 1972

Cast: Barbara Bouchet, Rosalba Neri, Farley Granger, Umberto Raho
Blu-ray in english or italian audio with english subtitles, region B
UK 88 Films 2017 blu-ray edition


Depressing, sad and Feel Bad - but Beautiful.
A complex, suggestive and haunting art giallo
masterpiece where young women disappears
in Prague. An unforgettable and riveting watch
with a great soundtrack from Ennio Morricone

Short Night of Glass Dolls (La Corta notte delle bambole di vetro)

Direction, script: Aldo Lado, production: 1971

Cast: Jean Sorel, Ingrid Thulin, Barbara Bach, Mario Adorf
in italian or english audio with english subs, region B
UK 88 Films blu-ray edition


A Beautiful, hauntingly dreamlike psychological
drama-thriller. Fascinating and a-typical for a giallo
if even a giallo at all? Florinda Bolkan is Amazing,
Fantastic in the role of a woman desperately in
search for her 3 lost days. Beautiful arty giallo

Footprints on the Moon (Le Orme/Primal Impulse)

Direction, script & production: Luigi Bazzoni 1975

Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Peter McEnery, Nicoletta Elmi, Lila Kedrova
DVD in italian or english audio with english subs, region free PAL
UK Shameless Screen Entertainment DVD edition


No, not a Giallo or an Eurocrime but Eurosleaze ...
and with some sort of a crime story. Slick trash
with some exceptional beauties in it, Edwige Fenech,
Rosalba Neri and the forgotten swedish actress Ewa
Thulin on a motor-yacht in the Mediterranean

Top Sensation (The Seducers)

Direction, co-script: Ottavio Alessi, production: Italy 1969

Cast: Rosalba Neri, Edwige Fenech, Ewa Thulin
DVD in italian or english with english subtitles, region free?
UK Shameless Screen Entertainment limited DVD edition


Brilliant murder mystery giallo filmed in London
with my great actress favourite Florinda Bolkan,
a super soundtrack, great photo and masterful
effects by Carlo Rambaldi and Di Girolamo.
Long version with a lot of extras

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna)

Direction, script: Lucio Fulci, production: Italy, Spain, France 1970-1971

Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Anita Strindberg
Blu-ray in english or italian audio with english subtitles ,region free
US Mondo Macabro unrated blu-ray 2015 edition


Another Lucio Fulci Masterpiece with the great
Florinda Bolkan, a killer soundtrack from Ennio
Morricone and sensational effects from Carlo
Rambaldi in a re-mastered DVD version

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna)

Direction, script: Lucio Fulci, production: Italy, Spain, France 1970-1971

Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Anita Strindberg
DVD in english or italian audio with english subtitles , region free
US Shriek Show unrated DVD edition


A Great Eurocrime film noir with some fine
actors in it and it's kind of B-ish in just the
right way. A middle-age cop with a much
too young and beautiful wife goes psycho
A Great and Forgotten gem

A Black Veil for Lisa (La morte non ha sesso)

Direction: Massimo Dallamano, production: 1968

Cast: John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi, Robert Hoffman
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Olive Films 2015 DVD edition


Greek B giallo with lots of stiff acting, brutal
sex murders, beautiful ladies and .... well, it's
Greek and that's cool and unusual for the genre
lovers. An Enjoyable B-giallo it is for sure

The Wife Killer (Eglima sto Kavouri/A Crime in Cavouri)

Direction: Kostas Karagiannis, production: Greece 1976

Cast: Lakis Komninos, Vagelis Seilinos, Dorothy Moore
DVD in english or greek audio with english subs, region 1
US Mondo Macabro unrated DVD edition


A Visual masterpiece of the Gialli genre and
a blueprint for the films that followed. Presented

here in a great bluray restored together with the
Mario Bava expert Tim Lucas, who also presents
a brand new commentary track. Essential stuff

Blood and Black Lace (Sei donne per l'assassino)

Direction: Mario Bava, production: 1964

Cast: Eva Bartok, Cameron Mitchell, Thomas Rainer
Blu-ray and DVD in english audio, region A,B / region free
UK Arrow Video blu-ray and DVD 3 disc edition


Slow and un-gory but very atmospheric
and actually a little scary in the finale.
Some people has to take refuge in a big mansion
during a storm, but there may be a haunting
going on in the house. Horror-giallo

Qualcosa striscia nel buio (Something is crawling in the dark)

Direction and script: Mario Colucci, production: 1971

Cast: Lucia Bosé, Farley Granger, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

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Dario's most original, personal and quirky film
with lots of visual fireworks and the other-
worldly beautiful Jennifer as the Lady of the
Flies. Must be seen and preferably on a bluray

Phenomena (Creepers) - my Argento favourite

Direction: Dario Argento, production: 1984

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi
Blu-ray and DVD in english audio with english subs, region free
UK Arrow Video blu-ray and DVD 2 disc edition

Not really either a genuine giallo or a poliziotteschi
but still a very good and well acted crime drama

about the search for a kidnapped woman involved
with the sex industry. Stringently and effectively
directed by Duccio Tessari.

The Death Occurred Last Night (La morte risale a ieri sera)

Direction: Duccio Tessari, production: Italy-Germany 1970

Cast: Raf Vallone, Frank Wolff, Gabriele Tinti, Eva Renzi
DVD in italian or english audio with english subtitles, region free?
US Raro Video unrated 2014 DVD edition


Mord på modehus. Svensk kriminal-klassiker som ev.
skulle kunna vara The Mother of Gialli films ?
Mario Bavas Sei donne per l'assassino lär iaf. ha
inspirerats av dessa mord till färger
läs mycket mer på bildlänken

Mannekäng i rött (och lite om filmen Tärningen är kastad)

Regi: Arne Mattson, Manus: Mellvig/Widding, prod. 1958 Sverige

Cast: Anita Björk, Karl-Arne Holmsten, Annalisa Ericsson, Gio Petré
DVD med svensk text och svensk eller engelsk text, region 2 PAL
Svensk Sandrew Metronome


Acid and razor murders taking place in the
proximity of a Swiss ambassador makes the
investigating ex-cop played by Pistillo guess.
A Bloody giallo nicely filmed in Ireland and
with a cool soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani

Die Beste mit dem Feurigen Atem (L'Iguana dalla Lingua di Fuoco/
The Iguana with the tongue of fire)

Direction: Riccardo Freda, production: 1971 Italy-France-Ireland
Cast: Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander, Valentina Cortese
DVD in english audio, region free PAL
German New Entertainment DVD edition


A really sleazy giallo and a flapping Turkey.
A mystic sect tortures and murders women.
That's it. Legendary Daniela Giordano is good
but everything else is BAD. Recommended

only for bad or psychotronic film lovers

The Girl in Room 2 A (La Casa della paura/House of Fear)

Direction: William Rose, production: Dick Randall 1973

Cast: Daniela Giordano, Rosalba Neri, Karin Schubert
DVD in english or italian audio with english subtitles, region free
US Mondo Macabro unrated DVD edition

Gothic horror giallo, stylishly macabre and
dreamlike from legendary Freda, the man who
kick-started the Italian Horror Wave in 1956
and the man who inspired Mario Bava.
The last film from both Freda and Strindberg

Murder Obsession (Follia Omicida/L'Ossessione che Uccide/Deliria/
Murderous Obsession/Murder Syndrome)

Direction, co-script and edit: Riccardo Freda, production: 1981

Cast: Anita Strindberg, Stefano Patrizi, Laura Gemser, Silvia Dionisio
DVD in english audio, region free?
US Raro Video unrated DVD edition


A Nice crime gem, maybe a giallo, where a
corrupt cop is investigating murder in Rome.
Franco Nero is really good here
Double edition with the obscurity Blade

Detective Belli (Ring of Death/Macchie di belletto/Un Detective)

Direction: Romolo Guerrieri, production: 1969

Cast: Franco Nero, Florinda Bolkan, Delia Boccardo, Renzo Palmer
DVD in english audio, region free
US Code Red Double Feature with Ring of Death & Blade


Rotten bad crime mystery filmed in Holland
Caroll Baker is threatened because of a
fat diamond. Alpha Video presents us a
Rotten garbage edition in fullscreen 4:3

The Devil With 7 Faces (The Devil Has 7 Faces)

Direction: Osvaldo Civirani, production: 1971

Cast: Carroll Baker, George Hilton, Luciano Pigozzi
DVD in english, region free
US Alpha Video 2007 DVD edition


Not at all violent but a really decent crime
mystery with a fine twist a coming.
A serial killer is on the loose on the Spanish
countryside and soon also the dumb Marta
is threatened. Pretty cohesive from Lenzi

Knife Of Ice (Il Coltello di ghiaccio)

Direction, script, story: Umberto Lenzi, production: 1972

Cast: Carroll Baker, Alan Scott, Ida Galli
DVD in english audio, region free
US Wham USA DVD edition


A visually impressive psychological giallo
with fine Mimsy Farmer. Dreamlike atmosphere
but with a highly bizarre cannibal plot
This film an odd genre offering indeed, but it
do look good for sure, with a booklet

The Perfume of the Lady in Black
(il Profuma de la signora in nero)

Direction: Francesco Barilli, production: 1974
Cast: Mimsy Farmer, Luigi Antonio Guerra, Maurizio Bonuglia
DVD in italian or english audio with english subtitles, region free?
US Raro Video Unrated DVD edition


Great obscure Giallo very atmospherically shot in
Copenhagen with vibes of both Blood and Black
Lace and Bird With The Crystal Plumage. With a
really cool window murder used by Argento in
Deep Red. But, Abominable DVD edition sadly

Sette scialli di seta gialla (The Crimes of the Black Cat)

Direction: Sergio Pastore, production: 1972

Cast: Anthony Steffen, Sylvia Koscina
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
Dagored Films DVD edition


Pretty good crime drama and maybe a late giallo
where a woman is staging her own death and
flees from her abusive husband to a alpine town
Cortina in the Italian Dolomites

La Ragazza di Cortina (The Girl From Cortina)

Direction: Maurizio Vanni, production: Sergio Martino 1994

Cast: Vanessa Gravina, Isabel Russinova
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
US Mya Communication DVD edition


Very stringently made crime giallo where we
get to follow a police investigation from scratch
about the murder of a 16 year old girl. A great
combination of police procedure and giallo

A Tutte le auto della polizia (Without Trace)

Direction: Mario Caiano, production: 1972

Cast: Enrico Maria Salerno, Antonio Sabato, Luciana Paluzzi
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
US Mya Communication DVD edition


Giallo Masterpiece from the great Aldo Lado
where children are killed in Venice. Very atmo-
spherical with one of Morricone's best scores
and nice to see the underrated Down Under
James Bond, George Lazenby in a fine role

Who Saw Her Die? (Chi l'ha vista morire?)

Direction: Aldo Lado, production: 1972

Cast: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi
DVD in english audio, region free
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition


A Bad erotic thriller about a Hitman that surveys
his neighbour in an apartment house in Buenos
Aires. Voluptuos Deborah Capriogli is nice to see
though in this B ..... no, in this C movie, she's HOT.
Absolute trash from the former master Martino

Naked Obsession (Spiando Marina)

Direction: Sergio Martino, production: 1992

Cast: Deborah Caprioglio, Steve Bond, Sharon Twomey
DVD in english audio, region free
US Mya Communication DVD edition


Lots and lots of sleaze in a late giallo crime noir

where a slutty diplomats wife is threatened by
a murderer. Pretty funny due to all the tits on
display and all the twisting. It's trash, but Fun

Blind Date (Appuntamento in nero/Appointment in Black/
Naked Rage/Scandal in Black)

Direction: Antonio Bonifacio, production: 1990
Cast: Mirella Banti, Andy J. Forest, Mary Lindström
DVD in english audio, region free
US Mya Communication DVD edition


Female art students in Italian Perugia are murdered
by a perp wearing a robbers hood. Will cute Suzy
Kendall survive in this popular giallo title from
genre master Martino?

Torso (I corpi presento tracce di violenza carnale/Carnal Violence)

Direction: Sergio Martino, production: Carlo Ponti 1973

Cast: Suzy Kendall, Luc Merenda, Tina Aumont
DVD in italian or english audio, region free
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition


Not really a giallo thriller, but more of a burlesque
crime flick filmed in the Pop Psychedelic style of
the 1960's era, and with the sweet Swedish cult
actress Ewa Aulin in it. Extra a commentary track
from director Tinto Brass

Deadly Sweet (Col cuore in gola/Heart in His Mouth)

Direction: Tinto Brass, production: 1967

Cast: Ewa Aulin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Luigi Bellini
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
US Cult Epics DVD edition


A Slick, stylish giallo where a beautiful model
played by the genre icon Edwige Fenech is
threatened by a killer in an apartment house.
Great stuff! Alternative scene as extra

The Case of the Bloody Iris (Perché quelle strane gocce di
sangue sui corpo di Jennifer?)

Direction: Giuliano Carnimeo (Anthony Ascott), production: 1971
Cast: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini
DVD in english audio, region free
US Blue Underground DVD edition

A slick looking and entertaining indian thriller
in the Giallo vein about a woman who has visions
where she sees murders. Bollywood's version of
Eyes of Laura Mars with Lollywood (Pakistani)
superstar Meera in her hindi film debut


Direction: Soni Razdan, production: 2005

Cast: Meera, Ashmit Patel, Koel Purie
DVD in hindi audio with english subtitles, region free
US Spark DVD edition

WOW! A super release with maybe the ultimate
Masterpiece of Lucio Fulci and one of Bavas best.
A pich-black historical crime drama plus a very
atmospherical gothic giallo. Highly recommended

Beatrice Cenci (Conspiracy of Torture)
The Whip and the Body (La Frusta e il corpo)

Direction: Lucio Fulci, production: 1969/Mario Bava: 1963
Cast: Tomas Milian/Daliah Lavi, Christopher Reeve
DVD in english audio, region free
Midnight Choir DVD edition


A Not so very good Crime horror but with trash
film qualities. Drug criminals die in an ancient
Etruscan tomb with a blond priestess in it.
Yes, real quality stuff and a script William
Faulkner would've proud of (irony)

Scorpion With Two Tails (Assassino al cimitero Etrusco)

Direction: Sergio Martino, production: 1982

Cast: Elvire Audray, Paolo Malco, John Saxon, Marilu Tolo
DVD in english audio, region free
US Mya Communication DVD edition

Pretty brilliant and fascinating crime drama in
the Neo-Noir style about the anti-hero, rotten
egg, terrorist and killer Giorgio.
From the talented and underrated Soavi

Arrivederci Amore, Ciao

Direction: Michele Soavi, production: 2006

Cast: Alessio Boni, Michele Placido, Alina Nedela
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 3 PAL
Thai J-Bics DVD edition


A highly bizarre and weird psycho-giallo with
Pier Angelini in a house of murder and with
2 tame Birds of prey. Yes, very enjoyable it is

In the Folds of the Flesh (Nelle pieghe della carne)

Direction, script & production: Sergio Bergonzelli: 1970

Cast: Eleonora Rossi-Drago, Pier Angelini, Alfredo Majo
DVD in english audio, region free
US Severin unrated DVD edition


Brilliant and masterfully atmospherical about a
painting in a church, an artist and a wave of
murder. One of the best gialli ever made for sure

The House With the Laughing Windows
(La Casa dalle finestre che ridono)

Direction: Pupi Avati, production: 1976

Cast: Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano, Gianni Cavina
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Image Entertainment unrated DVD edition


Good Neo-Giallo from Puglielli. A try worth some
respect. It's a stylish and quite suggestive serial
killer crime thriller where bodyparts are cut of
and left as clues to the police. A Good try

Eyes of Crystal (Occhi di cristallo)

Direction: Eros Puglielli, production: 2004

Cast: Luigi La Cascio, Simon Andreau, Lucia Jiménez
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 3 PAL
Thai J-Bics DVD edition


Eurocrime sleaze thriller where desperados are
terrorizing the nun played by Florinda Bolkan
and a group of school children. Not very good
entry to the genre "Psychos on the loose"

Last House on the Beach (La Settima donna)

Direction: Franco E. Prosperi, production: 1978

Cast: Florinda Balkan, Ray Lovelock, Sherry Buchanan
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Severin unrated DVD edition


A pretty good old murder mystery and an early
giallo about murders in a girls school, based on
story from Mario Bava.
Great transfer but bare bones without much extras

Naked You Die (Nude Si Muore/The Young, the Evil and
the Savage/ Miniskirt Murders)

Direction: Antonio Margheriti, production: 1968
Cast: Matt Damon, Eleonora Brown, Luciano Pigozzi
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Dark Sky DVD edition

A strangely enjoyable psychedelic B giallo,
obscure but great, and ... the infamous sleazy
spanish-british sex-horror by José Ramón
"Vampyres" Larraz. Good? Nooo, it sucks, but
it's so sleazy you have to wear a raincoat

Evil Eye (Eroticofollia)/Black Candles (Double Feature)

Direction: Mario Siciliano/José Larraz, produktion: 1974/1982

Cast: Jorge Rivero, Anthony Steffen/Vanessa Hidalgo, Helga Line
DVD in english audio, region free?
US BCI Deimos unrated DVD edition


Pornographic pictures, blackmail and murder
in a fine giallo from Luciano Ercoli
with a soundtrack from Ennio Morricone.
Extra an interview with the script writer

The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

Direction: Luciano Ercoli, production: 1970

Cast: Dagmar Lassander, Simon Andreau, Susan Scott
DVD in english audio, region free
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition


Good giallo where old happenings in Padua
leads to serial killing
in modern times.
Dark atmosphere and well worth a watch in
a bettered edition from VCI

Watch Me When I Kill (Il gatto dagli occhi di Giada/
Cat with the Jade Eyes)

Direction: Antonio Bido, production: 1977
Cast: Corrado Pani, Paola Tedesco, Franco Citti
DVD in english audio, region free
US VCI Home Video DVD edition


A psychotic murderer kills his victims by
injecting insect pesticide into his victims
before murdering them. Another animal title
to a film in the genre. Soundtrack Morricone

The Black Belly of the Tarantula (La Tarantula dal ventre nero)

Direction: Paolo Cavara, production: 1971

Cast: Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Giancarlo Giannini
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition


Just Magic from old Lucio. A very, VERY
atmospheric giallo-horror. One of the best in
the genre and one of Fulci's best films ever,
and with the oh so talented thespian Florinda
Bolkan in an unforgettable role. Do not miss !

Don't Torture a Duckling (Non si sevizia un paperino)

Direction: Lucio Fulci, production: 1972

Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Irene Papas
DVD in english audio, region free
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition


A very suspenseful and tautly made police thriller
for Italian TV from the brilliant Michele Soavi,
based on a real crime case.
Great Neo-Eurocrime in a beautiful edition from
the beautiful people at No Shame. Killer editions

Uno Bianca

Direction: Michele Soavi, production: 2001

Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Dino Abbrescia, Silvia De Santis
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
US No Shame 2 disc DVD special edition


The body of a murdered woman dressed in a
yellow pyjamas gives the police unanswered
questions. A pretty good crime mystery
filmed Down Under. Interview and a comic

The Pyjama Girl Case

Direction: Flavio Mogherini, production: 1977

Cast: Ray Milland, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Mel Ferrer
DVD in english audio, region free
US Blue Underground DVD edition


Superb action-thriller with a rock-hard Bronson
and a Eurocrime, even if it's made in the USA.
A really cool, no GREAT soundtrack from the
musical genius Ennio Morricone, one of his best

Violent City (Citta Violenta)

Direction: Sergio Sollima, production: 1970

Cast: Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Jill Ireland
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Anchor Bay unrated DVD edition


Wooden actor Merenda plays a cop fighting
the Naples maffia, receives drawings that
provide him with clues in the investigation

A Man Called Magnum (Napoli si ribella)

Direction: Michele Massimo Tarantini, production: 1977

Cast: Luc Merenda, Enzo Cannavale, Sonia Viviani
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region free
US No Shame unrated DVD edition

Nice and atmospherical Spanish giallo where a
knife killer is repeating the crimes of Jack the
Ripper in London. Spanish crime- and horror
movies from the 1970's were always atmospheric
With legend Paul Naschy in it naturally, El hombre
Lobo. Probably a public domain release this, and
i would love to see this film in a perfect release

7 Murders For Scotland Yard

Direction: José Luis Madrid, production: Spain-Italy 1971

Cast: Paul Naschy, Patricia Loran, Renzo Marignano
DVD in english audio, region free
US Televista DVD edition


GREAT giallo with the police investigating a
series of murders, following the kidnapping of
a little girl.
Interview with director Valerii and actor Hilton

My Dear Killer (Mio caro assassino)

Direction: Tonino Valerii, production: 1971

Cast: George Hilton, Patty Shepard, William Berger
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Shriek Show DVD edition


A Bizarre and demented exploitation giallo about
2 beautiful sisters and a murderer with a ....
dildo weapon on the loose in a vacation resort.
Trash, trasher and trashiest ? One of the worst
gialli ever made? Interview as extra

The Sister of Ursula (La Sorella di Ursula)

Direction: Enzo Milioni, production: 1978

Cast: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Marc Porel
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Severin unrated DVD edition


WOW! Another Sergio Martino genre Masterpiece
A nicely psychedelic giallo with gorgeous genre
queen Fenech threatened by a knife wielding maniac.
Those hypnotic eyes of hers, just amazing. Interview

All the Colors of the Dark

Direction: Sergio Martino, production: 1974

Cast: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov, Nieves Navarro
DVD in english or italian audio, region 1
US Shriek Show unrated DVD edition


Dark and violent Eurocrime where a psychotic
killer kidnaps the daughter of a millionaire.
Thomas Milian excels as the psycho, impressive
and scary in the role. Music by Morricone

Almost Human (Milano Odia: La Polizia non può sparare)

Direction: Umberto Lenzi, production: 1974

Cast: Thomas Milian, Ray Lovelock, Anita Strindberg, Henry Silva
DVD in italian or english audio, region free
US No Shame unrated DVD edition


Fulci's glossy and luscious giallo version of
Flashdance with an intense 1980's feeling.
NY-dancers are murdered when rehearsing for
a musical. Trashy but looks great and with a
commentary track

Murder Rock

Direction: Lucio Fulci, production: 1983

Cast: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Belinda Busato
DVD in english or italian audio, region 1
US Shriek Show 2 disc unrated DVD special edition


Not really a Giallo in spite of it's title, but more of
a serial killer crime horror. Not good at all, but OK
to come from the "New" rotten filmmaker Argento
Shot in Turin and the Byron Deidra gag was fun


Direction: Dario Argento, production: 2009

Cast: Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky, Byron Deidra
DVD in english audio with english subtitles, region 3
Thai Rose Media & Entertainment DVD edition

So BAD it's hard to believe. An enjoyable mess
for bad film afficionados. Dario's absolutely

stinkeroo ending of his Mother's Trilogy. Very
violent with a beyond bad ending. It looks like,
and smells like a pile of Hippopotamus dung

Mother of Tears (La Terza Madre)

Direction: Dario Argento, production: 2007

Cast: Asia Argento, Valeria Cavalli, Moran Atias
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Dimension Extreme unrated DVD edition


A possessed raccoon fur causes a lot of death
and fun gore in Dario's second offering to the TV
MOH series. With commentary, making of etc.
Nowadays Argento's much better in the smaller
TV format as his feature films suck desperately

Pelts (From Masters of Horror series)

Direction: Dario Argento, production: 2006

Cast: Meatloaf, John Saxon
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Anchor Bay unrated DVD edition


Argento having a lot of Fun in a delightfully
bizarre horror-comedy about an animal or some
sort of creature girl. With lots of extras as the
penis biting scene, commentary etc.

Jenifer (From Masters of Horror series - Season 1)

Direction: Dario Argento, production: 2005

Cast: Carrie Ann Fleming, Ben Weber
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Anchor Bay DVD edition


Bizarre and very Trashy B giallo with the lovely
Rosalba Neri as a nightclub singer and Anita
Ekberg as a whorehouse madam. R.I.P. Anita 2015
Documentary in the extras

The French Sex Murders (Casa d'appuntamento )

Direction: F.L. Morris, prod: Dick Randall, Italy-W.Germany-France1972

Cast: Rosalba Neri, Anita Ekberg, Howard Vernon, Evelyn Kraft
DVD in english or french audio with english subtitles, region free
US Mondo Macabro DVD edition


Surprisingly good crime action from B action master
Castellari and with always good Fabio Testi as an
undercover cop in Rome in a battle with a drug mob
With a commentary track

The Heroin Busters & Street law

Direction: Enzo G. Castellari, production: 1977/1974

Cast: Fabio Testi, David Hemmings/Franco Nero
DVD in english audio, region free
US Blue Underground DVD edition


A sadisticly inclined writer harasses his poor wife
and is suspected of murder in another great genre
offering from Gialli master Sergio Martino.
Interviews with Fenech and Martino in the extras

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
(Il Tuo vizio e una stanza chiusa e solo io ne hola chiave)

Direction: Sergio Martino, production: 1972
Cast: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli
DVD in italian or english audio, region free
US No Shame Films DVD edition


Sergio Martino's first giallo with cult actress, the
beyond gorgeous favourite Edwige Fenech.
Stylish effort from the genre master Martino.
Interviews with Martino, Fenech and Hilton

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
(Lo Strano vizio della signora Wardh)

Direction: Sergio Martino, production: 1970
Cast: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Conchita Airoldi
DVD in italian audio with english subtitles, region 1
US No Shame Films DVD edition


A really trashy but still enjoyable Neo-giallo about
a killer using a .... square of steel as a murder weapon.
With Eva Robins from Tenebre in a main role and
my Brazilian favourite Florinda Bolkan
Interviews with crew and cast

Bad Inclination (Cattive inclinazioni)

Direction: Pier Francesco Campanella, production: 2003

Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Eva Robins, Mirca Viola
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Shriek Show DVD edition


A young college professor visits his brother, a
Venice priest and several murders occur.
An OK giallo, but not one of the classics.
Interview with Bido in the extras

The Bloodstained Shadow (Solamente nero)

Direction: Antonio Bido, production: 1978

Cast: Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini, Craig Hill
DVD in english audio, region free
US Anchor Bay DVD edition


A Collection of 4 fantastic, epic gialli films including
the only in this box (then) unique edition of
the great
The Case of the Bloody Iris. Aaaah .... those were the
times, in the early days of DVD, when beautiful films
like these were unleashed upon the world on DVD

The Giallo Collection (4 filmer): The Case of the Bloody Iris,
The Bloodstained Shadow, Short Night of Glass Dolls, Who Saw Her Die

Direction: Aldo Lado, Giuliano Carnimeo, Antonio Bido, prod. 1971-1978
DVD in english audio, region free
US Anchor Bay DVD edition

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