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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

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.

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Published: 2012-09-13

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 Red Queen Kills Seven Times
us title: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
year: 1972
director: Emilio Miraglia
composer: Bruno Nicolai
Giallo Score
91

This Giallo looks good on paper, but fails to deliver more than one or two memorable moments. Save this one for later.

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

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Published: 2012-10-15

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.

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Published: 2014-02-06

The Crimes of the Black Cat
us title: The Crimes of the Black Cat
year: 1972
director: Sergio Pastore
composer: Manuel De Sica
Giallo Score
88

This lesser known genre entry, based on a unique method of murder, is a typical Giallo in every other way and worth a look if you can find it.

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

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Published: 2012-10-15

Death Walks at Midnight
us title: Death Walks at Midnight
year: 1972
director: Luciano Ercoli
composer: Gianni Ferrio
Giallo Score
84

Luciano Ercoli's 3rd and final contribution to the genre is unconventional and a bit uneven, but still very watchable and highly recommended for fans of this particular cast and crew.

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

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Published: 2015-04-09

The French Sex Murders
us title: The French Sex Murders
year: 1972
director: Ferdinando Merighi
composer: Bruno Nicolai
Giallo Score
83

A Bogart look-alike chases a black-glove killer in Paris with more than enough female flesh and bad dubbing to go around.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-07-12

The Case of the Bloody Iris
us title: The Case of the Bloody Iris
year: 1972
director: Giuliano Carnimeo
composer: Bruno Nicolai
Giallo Score
77

Despite many recycled story elements, “Iris” is successful in its ability to entertain and titillate. Having Fenech in the cast doesn’t hurt!

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

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Published: 2012-09-18

So Sweet So Dead
us title: So Sweet So Dead
year: 1972
director: Roberto Bianchi Montero
composer: Giorgio Gaslini
Giallo Score
72

Roberto Bianchi Montero's Giallo is an unoriginal but very entertaining romp of black gloves, boobs and blood stains. But its lack of availability on home video makes it challenging to watch.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-06-01

Amuck
us title: Amuck
year: 1972
director: Silvio Amadio
composer: Teo Usuelli
Giallo Score
71

Barbara Bouchet in two lesbian make-out scenes. What more could you want?

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-07-12

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Published: 2012-09-13

The Two Faces of Fear
us title: The Two Faces of Fear
year: 1972
director: Tulio Demicheli
composer: Franco Micalizzi
Giallo Score
42

Argentinian director Tulio Demicheli assembles an all-star cast and delievers an entertaining but rather unconventional Giallo at the peak of the genre's popularity.

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

synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2016-06-28

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.

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Published: 2014-10-27