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Four Flies on Grey Velvet
us title: Four Flies on Grey Velvet
year: 1973
director: Dario Argento
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
93

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.

Bottom Line: Must-See
A quintessential example of the genre.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

Who Saw Her Die
us title: Who Saw Her Die
year: 1972
director: Aldo Lado
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
92

Aldo Lado directs a somber but well-paced and well-acted Giallo with a haunting score by Ennio Morricone.

Bottom Line: Must-See
A quintessential example of the genre.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-03-22

What Have You Done to Solange?
us title: What Have You Done to Solange?
year: 1972
director: Massimo Dallamano
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
91

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.

Bottom Line: Must-See
A quintessential example of the genre.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
us title: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
year: 1970
director: Dario Argento
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
90

Agento's first attempt at the genre is better than 90% of the films that followed it. If you only see one Giallo in your lifetime, this is it.

Bottom Line: Must-See
A quintessential example of the genre.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

The Fifth Chord
us title: The Fifth Chord
year: 1971
director: Luigi Bazzoni
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
83

A great performance by Nero, a sublime Morricone score, and a well paced plot easily facilitates multiple viewings. Add to these the brilliant technical visual style and The Fifth Chord effortlessly contends with Argento's early 70's Giallo.

Bottom Line: Must-See
A quintessential example of the genre.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

The Cat o' Nine Tails
us title: The Cat o' Nine Tails
year: 1971
director: Dario Argento
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
81

This is an enjoyable whodunit. Argento tones down the style just enough to make room for a more complicated storyline with loads of suspects and plenty of twists.

Bottom Line: Entertaining
Nothing ground breaking here, but a fun time nonetheless.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
us title: The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
year: 1970
director: Luciano Ercoli
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
77

Ercoli’s first Giallo is a bit unconventional by GialloScore standards, but it remains an entertaining thriller with a fantastic score by Morricone.

Bottom Line: Must-See
A quintessential example of the genre.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-03-10

The Black Belly of the Tarantula
us title: The Black Belly of the Tarantula
year: 1971
director: Paolo Cavara
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
75

After a few additional viewings I have definitely warmed up to this film. Paolo Cavara delivers a stylish Giallo with hints of Poliziotteschi mixed in. Come for the Bond girls but stay for the murders.

Bottom Line: Entertaining
Nothing ground breaking here, but a fun time nonetheless.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

The Short Night of Glass Dolls
us title: The Short Night of Glass Dolls
year: 1971
director: Aldo Lado
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
71

Aldo Lado's first entry into the genre is an exciting, entertaining, and suspenseful mystery. But it is really a Giallo?

Bottom Line: A Worthwhile Deviation
Breaks some important rules and comes out on top as a result.

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Published: 2012-09-13

Autopsy
us title: Autopsy
year: 1975
director: Armando Crispino
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
71

Armando Crispino's only Giallo is technically compelling but lukewarm on entertainment. With a dragging story line, forgettable characters and an uninspired soundtrack, you should examine other possibilities before checking this one off your list.

Bottom Line: For Completists Only
As long as you've seen eveything else, this is worth a look.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-12-31

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
us title: A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
year: 1971
director: Lucio Fulci
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
70

A fantastic diversion from the norm, Fulci’s psychedelic Giallo nightmare makes very little sense (but doesn’t have to). Check your need for a cohesive storyline at the door and enjoy the ride.

Bottom Line: A Worthwhile Deviation
Breaks some important rules and comes out on top as a result.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-02-24

My Dear Killer
us title: My Dear Killer
year: 1972
director: Tonino Valerii
composer: Ennio Morricone
Giallo Score
67

Possibly the most complicated Giallo storyline ever. Hilton gives a great performance in a film that blurs the lines between Giallo and Poliziotteschi.

Bottom Line: A Worthwhile Deviation
Breaks some important rules and comes out on top as a result.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-01-24