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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.

Latest Reviews

Frenzy
1972
Frenzy
Wait? Alfred Hitchcock made a Giallo? ...Well, not really but most fans of the genre will notice the obvious connections.
Giallo Score
30
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-10-27

Cold Blooded Beast
1971
Cold Blooded Beast
Trashiness abounds in this gothic-inspired Giallo-Slasher by Fernando Di Leo. Check your standards at the door and enjoy the sleaze!
Giallo Score
57
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-10-14

The Pyjama Girl Case
1977
The Pyjama Girl Case
This slow paced Australian crime thriller offers a few inspiring scenes and a great performance by Dalila Di Lazzaro. But it shouldn't be at the top of your watch list.
Giallo Score
60
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-10-01

The Sister of Ursula
1978
The Sister of Ursula
Shoddy production values, an uninspired story and soft-core pornography combine to produce one of the worst Gialli ever made. Stay away!
Giallo Score
70
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-09-15

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
1963
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Unanimously considered to be the very first Giallo film. Bava mixes elements of horror, Hitchcock and Krimi to create a unique film that is way ahead of its time.
Giallo Score
71
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-09-02

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