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GIALLO FESTIVAL

by Count Fosco
I’ve set myself a little fun project of watching and more often re-watching cult & classic Italian giallo films from the 60s and 70s. I may even add a North American film or two that is heavily influenced by the conventions of this most distinct of horror subgenres. I’ll rank them in order of preference as I go along. Note: I’m starting this ‘Giallo Marathon’ on films seen since the start of 2011. Gialli not on MUBI: PLOT OF FEAR (1976) – Directed by Paolo Cavara. More police procedural/investigation than straight out gialli but still packs enough sleaze and style to be of interest. Also great central performance by Michele Placido as… Read more

I’ve set myself a little fun project of watching and more often re-watching cult & classic Italian giallo films from the 60s and 70s. I may even add a North American film or two that is heavily influenced by the conventions of this most distinct of horror subgenres. I’ll rank them in order of preference as I go along.

Note: I’m starting this ‘Giallo Marathon’ on films seen since the start of 2011.

Gialli not on MUBI:

PLOT OF FEAR (1976) – Directed by Paolo Cavara. More police procedural/investigation than straight out gialli but still packs enough sleaze and style to be of interest. Also great central performance by Michele Placido as Inspector Gaspare Lomenzo. Plus look out for surprise cameos by Hollywood regulars Tom Skerritt and Eli Wallach. Rank between ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK and PIECES.

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