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Another Big Honkin Giallo List

by serotoninronin
So I noticed that there are a bunch of giallo lists on mubi, and they are all good for different reasons, but the most comprehensive of them (in terms of the raw number of films listed) that I saw was short by, by my count, over 100 flicks. So I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a more comprehensive list that tries to cover more ground. I don’t purport to have every giallo listed here, but I think it’s at least a solid representation of the genre. There is obviously a ton to say about history and development and influences and all that, but for now I just want to get the movies listed. Many are not listed on mubi, so they are… Read more

So I noticed that there are a bunch of giallo lists on mubi, and they are all good for different reasons, but the most comprehensive of them (in terms of the raw number of films listed) that I saw was short by, by my count, over 100 flicks. So I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a more comprehensive list that tries to cover more ground. I don’t purport to have every giallo listed here, but I think it’s at least a solid representation of the genre. There is obviously a ton to say about history and development and influences and all that, but for now I just want to get the movies listed. Many are not listed on mubi, so they are listed manually. If you’re familiar with my other lists, you’ll likely know that I put little stock in strict genre requirements, so those who do (people I view as the bureaucrats of the film world) can and probably will challenge a number of inclusions here. That’s fine. The only thing I will say on this subject, now or ever, is that the word “giallo” is not synonymous will “Italian slasher.”

Also, if you’re a giallo fan, you really owe it to yourself to track down some of these lesser known films I’ve listed. A lot of them are really just as good as anything Argento, Martino, Lenzi, Bava, or anyone else ever did, and a few of them are better. Happy to make specific recommendations for those who might be overwhelmed by the list.

NOTE: A whole grip of these flicks have multiple names, and I didn’t really bother to check to see if each film was on mubi but listed under a name other than the name I knew it by, so if anyone catches such an instance (or an instance of a film being listed twice), let me know. I may go back through to double check sometime, but this took long enough to put together as it is.

24 Hours of Terror (Grandi, 1965)
AAA Masseuse, Good Looking, Offers Her Services… (Fidani, 1972)
A…For Assassin (Dorigo, 1966)
Almost Blue (Infascelli, 2000)
An Open Tomb… An Empty Coffin (Balcazar, 1972)
Assassination in Rome (Amadio, 1965)
Assault (Hayers, 1971)
Atrocious Tales of Love and Death (Corbucci, 1978)
The Author’s Crime (Sabatini, 1974)
Black Angel (Massi, 1989)
Blood and Diamonds (Di Leo, 1977)
Blood Link (De Martino, 1982)
Calling All Police Cars (Caiano, 1975)
Carnal Crime (Canevari, 1982)
The Cat With the Jade Eyes (Bido, 1977)
Cinematographic Agency (Grassia, 1993)
Clap, You’re Dead (Moroni, 1974)
The Corruption of Chris Miller (Bardem, 1973)
Crime For Two (Ferrara, 1964)
Crime of Passion (Mogherini, 1994)
The Crime on Via Monti Parioli (Bonifacio, 1997)
Crimes (Lenzi, 1986)
Crimes and Perfume (De Sisti, 1988)
Cross Current (Ricci, 1971)
Dagger Eyes (Vanzina, 1983)
Dangerous Attraction (Mattei, 1993)
Dangerous Women (Russo, 1989)
Date For a Murder (Guerrini, 1967)
Death Falls Lightly (Savona, 1972)
Death Kiss (Karagiannis, 1974)
Death on the Four Poster (Molteni, 1964)
The Devil in the Brain (Sollima, 1972)
Dial: Help (Deodato, 1988)
Diary of an Erotic Murderess (Oti, 1975)
Alta Tension (Buchs, 1972)
Erotic Games in a Respectable Family (Espinosa, 1975)
The Etruscan Kills Again (Crispino, 1972)
Evil Eye (Siciliano, 1974)
Evil Senses (Lavia, 1986)
The Eye Behind the Wall (Petrelli, 1977)
The Eye in the Labyrinth (Caiano, 1972)
Madness (Mattei, 1994)
Eyewitness (Pariante, 1973)
Fashion Crimes (Gaburro, 1989)
Fatal Frames (Festa, 1996)
Fatal Temptation (Cino, 1988)
Fatal Violation (Klimovsky, 1978)
The Final Scoop (Campanella, 1995)
Five Women for the Killer (Massi, 1974)
Footprints (Bazzoni, Fanelli, 1975)
The Forbidden Room (Risi, 1977)
Formula For a Murder (De Martino, 1985)
The Fourth Victim (Martin, 1971)
Foxy Lady (Martino, 1992)
French Sex Murders (Merighi, 1972)
The Girl From Cortina (Vanni, 1994)
The Girl in Room 2A (Rose, 1973)
The Great Swindle (Conde, 1971)
Hotel Fear (Barilli, 1977)
The House of Good Returns (Cino, 1986)
The House of the Doves (Guerin, 1972)
The House of the Yellow Carpet (Lizzani, 1983)
The House Where Corinne Lived (Lucidi, 1996)
Human Cobras (Albertini, 1971)
The Hunchback of Soho (Vohrer, 1966)
Hyena of London (Mangini, 1964)
Imperfect Crimes (Laurenti, 1993)
Interrabang (Biagetti, 1969)
Intimate Crimes (Glisenti, 1996)
Instantanea per un Delitto (Imperoli, 1975)
The Killer is Still Amongst Us (Teti, 1986)
The Killer With a Thousand Eyes (Bosch, 1974)
Killer Without a Face (Dorigo, 1967)
The Killer Wore Gloves (Bosch, 1974)
The Killer’s the One with the Yellow Shoes (Ottoni, 1995)
The Ladykiller of Rome (Petri, 1961)
The Lonely Violent Beach (Gastaldi, 1971)
Love and Death in the Garden of the Gods (Scavolini, 1972)
Love and Death on the Edge of a Razor (Pellegrini, 1973)
Love Me Strangely (Gobbi, 1969)
Lover of the Monster (Garrone, 1974)
Madhouse (Assonitis, 1981)
The Man with Icy Eyes (De Martino, 1971)
Mania (Polselli, 1973)
The Maniac Responsible (Caiano, 1975)
Marta (Conde, 1971)
Private Detective (Bandinelli, 1991)
The Masters (Zampa, 1975)
Midnight Blue (Del Balzo, 1979)
The Monster of Florence (Ferrario, 1986)
The Monster (Zampa, 1977)
Mozart is a Murderer (Martino, 1999)
The Murder Clinic (Scardamaglia, 1967)
Murder in Blue Light (Brescia, 1991)
The Murder Mansion (Polop, Lazaga, 1972)
Murder Obsession (Freda, 1981)
The Murder Secret (Bianchi, 1989)
Nights of Violence (Mauri, 1966)
Nothing Underneath (Vanzina, 1985)
The Oasis of Fear (Lenzi, 1971)
Olga O’s Strange Story (Bonifacio, 1995)
Order of Death (Faenza, 1983)
Orders Signed Blank (Manera, 1975)
Plot of Fear (Cavara, 1976)
Police Grope Around in the Dark (Colombo, 1975)
A Rather Complicated Girl (Damiani, 1968)
The Red Light Girls (Di Silvestro, 1974)
Red Rings of Fear (Negrin, 1978)
Rorret (Wetzl, 1988)
Satan’s Doll (Casapinta, 1969)
Scandal in Black (Bonifacio, 1990)
The Scorpion with Two Tails (Martino, 1982)
The Secret of Seagull Island (Ungaro, 1980)
Shadow of Death (Seto, 1969)
Shadows in an Empty Room (De Martino, 1973)
Shadows in the Dark (Colucci, 1971)
Shadows Unseen (Bazzoni, 1972)
Silence the Witness (Rosati, 1974)
The Silk Worm (Sequi, 1974)
Spider Labyrinth (Giagni, 1988)
Spirits of Death (Scavolini, 1972)
Squillo (Vanzina, 1996)
The Stranger of Blackmoor Castle (Reinl, 1963)
Student Connection (Marchent, 1973)
Suspected Death of a Minor (Martino, 1975)
The Sweet Sound of Death (Seto, 1965)
Sweets for a Stranger (Ferrini, 1987)
A Taste for Fear (Raffanini, 1988)
Terror in the Grove (Morelli, 1998)
The Terror with Cross-Eyes (Vanzina, 1972)
The Third Eye (Guerrini, 1966)
Todo Modo (Petri, 1976)
Too Beautiful to Die (Piana, 1988)
Too Beautiful to Live (Sesani, 1992)
Too Late Claire, Too Late… (Rondi, 1968)
Top Sensation (Alessi, 1969)
Tuno Negro (Barbero, Martin, 2001)
Venus of Ille (Bava, Bava, 1979)
Violent Blood Bath (Grau, 1973)
The Washing Machine (Deodato, 1993)
The Weekend Murders (Lupo, 1970)
Who Killed the Prosecutor and Why? (Vari, 1972)
With Heart in Mouth (Brass, 1967)
Wooden Overcoat (Manera, 1981)
Yellow: The Cousins (Baldanello, 1969)
You’ll Die at Midnight (Bava, 1986)
Your Hands on My Body (Rondi, 1970)
Your Sweet Body for Killing (Brescia, 1970)

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