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Don't Torture a Duckling
us title: Don't Torture a Duckling
year: 1972
director: Lucio Fulci
composer: Riz Ortolani
Giallo Score
92

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.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

Seven Blood-Stained Orchids
us title: Seven Blood-Stained Orchids
year: 1972
director: Umberto Lenzi
composer: Riz Ortolani
Giallo Score
88

Umberto Lenzi directed a handful of Gialli. Some were great, some were terrible. This is one of the better ones.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-02-06

Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye
us title: Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye
year: 1973
director: Antonio Margheriti
composer: Riz Ortolani
Giallo Score
80

Antonio Margheriti's Gothic Giallo hybrid is an effective thriller that borrows equally from both genres... and includes a man in a gorilla costume!

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-09-22

Perversion Story
us title: Perversion Story
year: 1969
director: Lucio Fulci
composer: Riz Ortolani
Giallo Score
69

There's no black gloved killer here. But with Fulci at the helm, this compelling story with its gorgeous San Francisco location, jazzy soundtrack and bevy of gorgeous hippie babes, is one of the best films of the genre and a must see!

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-02-14

The Pyjama Girl Case
us title: The Pyjama Girl Case
year: 1977
director: Flavio Mogherini
composer: Riz Ortolani
Giallo Score
63

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.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-10-01

So Sweet... So Perverse
us title: So Sweet... So Perverse
year: 1969
director: Umberto Lenzi
composer: Riz Ortolani
Giallo Score
49

Lenzi's follow up to Orgasmo/Paranoia and the 2nd in his "sexy thriller" series has a few inspiring moments but is generally boring and forgettable.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-02-16