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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

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!
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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.
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71
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-09-02

The House with Laughing Windows
1976
The House with Laughing Windows
Regarded as a classic Gialli by genre enthusiasts despite its unconventional nature and late appearance in the genre's history.
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60
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-08-05

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
1972
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

Martino's final experimental Giallo is an off-beat thriller that combines recycled elements of his earlier films with gothic horror to create one of the most unique films of the genre.

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64
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-07-22

The Psychic
1977
The Psychic
Fulci's fourth Giallo fails to live up to the reputation of his previous three, but still offers a good story and a brooding atmosphere.
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68
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-03-28

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.
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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.
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91
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13