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The Girl Who Knew Too Much
us title: The Girl Who Knew Too Much
year: 1963
director: Mario Bava
composer: Roberto Nicolosi
Giallo Score
71

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.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-09-02

A Bay of Blood
us title: A Bay of Blood
year: 1971
director: Mario Bava
composer: Stelvio Cipriani
Giallo Score
70

The grandfather of the American slasher film. Bava replaces the genre’s normal glitz and glamour with brooding atmosphere and a high body count.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-03-08

Blood and Black Lace
us title: Blood and Black Lace
year: 1964
director: Mario Bava
composer: Carlo Rustichelli
Giallo Score
64

Mario Bava solidifies his position as the inventor of the genre with an iconic film that is identified as the quintessential Giallo more often than any other.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-18

Five Dolls for an August Moon
us title: Five Dolls for an August Moon
year: 1970
director: Mario Bava
composer: Piero Umiliani
Giallo Score
58

Despite the low score, Bava’s homage to Agatha Christie one of the most entertaining Gialli of all time with style to burn and a super groovy soundtrack.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-04-05