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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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News

After much deliberation, I have decided to include Riz Ortolani as a third composer in the Standards category of the scoring criteria. All films where Riz is involved in the soundtrack have had their scores updated.

Published: 2016-03-22

Latest Reviews

The Killer Must Kill Again
1975
The Killer Must Kill Again
Argento protégé Luigi Cozzi directs a nailbiting thriller that defies Giallo conventions while retaining a high level of entertainment.
Giallo Score
42
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-06-28

The Two Faces of Fear
1972
The Two Faces of Fear
Argentinian director Tulio Demicheli assembles an all-star cast and delievers an entertaining but rather unconventional Giallo at the peak of the genre's popularity.
Giallo Score
42
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-06-28

The Killer Reserved Nine Seats
1974
The Killer Reserved Nine Seats
This 1974 film by Giuseppe Bennati combines Giallo and Gothic horror in perfect balance resulting in suspenseful and trashy good time!
Giallo Score
77
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-05-17

A Dragonfly for Each Corpse
1974
A Dragonfly for Each Corpse
The king of Spanish Horror, Paul Naschy, tries his hand at murder mystery solving with great success in this trashy classic Giallo.
Giallo Score
73
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-04-05

The Bloodstained Shadow
1978
The Bloodstained Shadow
Antonio Bido's classic Giallo appears a bit late in the genre canon, but the film is entertaining so long as you're not expecting originality.
Giallo Score
86
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-03-22

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

Don
1972
Don't Torture a Duckling
This is Fucli's Giallo masterpiece and possibly the best film of his career. All the Giallo elements are present and yet this film looks and feels like no other in the genre. This film should be a staple in the library of any serious fan of the genre.
Giallo Score
92
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

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