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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

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.

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

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

The Psychic
us title: The Psychic
year: 1977
director: Lucio Fulci
composer: Fabio Frizzi
Giallo Score
68

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.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-03-28

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

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
us title: Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
year: 1972
director: Sergio Martino
composer: Bruno Nicolai
Giallo Score
64

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.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-07-22

All the Colors of the Dark
us title: All the Colors of the Dark
year: 1972
director: Sergio Martino
composer: Bruno Nicolai
Giallo Score
56

Martino continues to challenge the conventions of the genre with his third Giallo that is sometimes referred to as Giallo-Fantastique because of its supernatural overtones.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

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

Footprints on the Moon
us title: Footprints on the Moon
year: 1975
director: Luigi Bazzoni
composer: Nicola Piovani
Giallo Score
42

This mystery/thriller by Luigi Bazzoni is slightly unapproachable for the typical Giallo fan, but definitely worth the effort once you get past its uniqueness.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-05-18

The Killer Must Kill Again
us title: The Killer Must Kill Again
year: 1975
director: Luigi Cozzi
composer: Nando De Luca
Giallo Score
42

Argento protégé Luigi Cozzi directs a nailbiting thriller that defies Giallo conventions while retaining a high level of entertainment.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-06-28

Death Laid an Egg
us title: Death Laid an Egg
year: 1968
director: Giulio Questi
composer: Bruno Maderna
Giallo Score
40

One of the strangest and most interesting films of in the genre. If Godard moved to Italy and made a Giallo this would be it.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-02-22

Frenzy
us title: Frenzy
year: 1972
director: Alfred Hitchcock
composer: Ron Goodwin
Giallo Score
30

Wait? Alfred Hitchcock made a Giallo? ...Well, not really but most fans of the genre will notice the obvious connections.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-10-27

StageFright: Aquarius
us title: StageFright: Aquarius
year: 1987
director: Michael Soavi
composer: Simon Boswell
Giallo Score
21

Michele Soavi's directorial debut is a stylish and immensely entertaining white-knuckle stalk-and-slash rollercoaster. But despite the company it keeps, it's not really a Giallo.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-03-27