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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

Eyeball
us title: Eyeball
year: 1975
director: Umberto Lenzi
composer: Bruno Nicolai
Giallo Score
83

Umberto Lenzi's final Giallo, released at the beginning of the genre's decline, is predictable trashy fun with a great soundrack by Nicolai.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-10-15

Knife of Ice
us title: Knife of Ice
year: 1972
director: Umberto Lenzi
composer: Marcello Giombini
Giallo Score
69

Lenzi's sixth Giallo staring Carol Baker is an entertaining whodunit with gorgeous locations, a memorable soundtrack and a nice surprise ending.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-12-02

Paranoia
us title: Paranoia
year: 1969
director: Umberto Lenzi
composer: Piero Umiliani
Giallo Score
51

This hilariously wacky but still entertaining thriller is Umberto Lenzi's first attempt at the "sexy thriller" Giallo.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-02-16

An Ideal Place to Kill
us title: An Ideal Place to Kill
year: 1971
director: Umberto Lenzi
composer: Bruno Lauzi
Giallo Score
50

Lenzi's fourth "sexy thriller" is a bit uneven and lacks likable characters but has enough redeeming qualities to be worth a look.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-03-21

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

A Quiet Place to Kill
us title: A Quiet Place to Kill
year: 1970
director: Umberto Lenzi
composer: Piero Umiliani
Giallo Score
38

Lenzi's thrid installment in his "sexy thriller" trilogy is his best yet with the inclusion of Jean Sorel and a story full of twists and turns.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-03-21