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GialloScore.com is an experiment in ranking those wonderfully trashy Italian murder mysteries that took world of exploitation cinema by storm in the 1970s. For a detailed description of why this site exists and what it hopes to accomplish check out the About, Criteria and FAQ sections.

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Latest Reviews

The New York Ripper
1982
The New York Ripper
Fulci's notoriously brutal 80s Giallo doesn't mesh well with the Giallo Score, but is required viewing for anyone serious about the genre.
Giallo Score
71
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-03-23

The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
1970
The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
Ercoli’s first Giallo is a bit unconventional by GialloScore standards, but it remains an entertaining thriller with a fantastic score by Morricone.
Giallo Score
77
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-03-10

A Blade in the Dark
1983
A Blade in the Dark
Lamberto Bava's Tenebre-inspired Giallo is a visually entertaining thriller but doesn't accomplish much beyond paying homage to its predecessors through simple imitation.
Giallo Score
65
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-02-09

Happy Birthday to Me
1981
Happy Birthday to Me
This American Slasher is so Giallo-like it could have ranked within to the top 10 films on this site if it had been made in Italy 6 years earlier!
Giallo Score
65
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-01-05

Knife of Ice
1972
Knife of Ice
Lenzi's sixth Giallo staring Carol Baker is an entertaining whodunit with gorgeous locations, a memorable soundtrack and a nice surprise ending.
Giallo Score
69
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-12-02

Top Scoring Films

Deep Red
1975
Deep Red
The ruler of the Giallo Score. Considered by most to be Argento’s crowning achievement and the greatest Giallo ever made, Deep Red is the final stop at the end of the genre’s classic period.
Giallo Score
97
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-01-14

Four Flies on Grey Velvet
1973
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
Argento’s (once elusive) third Giallo effectively represents the genre as a whole in a single film. Four Flies offers the greatest Giallo director at the peak of the genre’s popularity.
Giallo Score
93
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

Who Saw Her Die
1972
Who Saw Her Die
Aldo Lado directs a somber but well-paced and well-acted Giallo with a haunting score by Ennio Morricone.
Giallo Score
92
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-03-22

Tenebre
1982
Tenebre
With the genre all but dead, Argento delivers his "neo-Giallo" masterpiece; a film that is just too fun for a single viewing.
Giallo Score
92
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-12-18

What Have You Done to Solange?
1972
What Have You Done to Solange?
This is Massimo Dallamano's career defining work and a classic Giallo. New comers to the genre who are ready to branch out from Argento would do well starting here.
Giallo Score
91
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13