This is our second recap of Giallo Week. If you’re as big a fan of these movies as we are, please check out the Gialloholics Facebook group. There’s always great conversation there and fun people.
In the last 48 hours, we’ve watched the following:
- Night of Violence: Roberto Mauri directed this early giallo that has a great conceit: a killer who looks like several actors and no one knows who it is.
- A.A.A. Masseuse, Good-Looking, Offers Her Services: Daddy’s little girl Paola Senatore has been getting paid for lovemaking, so all of her clients must die.
- Circle of Fear: An early 1990’s Aldo Lado/Dardano Sacchetti cop movie.
- Il Sorriso Della Iena: If you liked Silvio Amadio’s Amuck! and movies with lots of twists, this one is perfect.
- Im Banne des Unheimlichen: Under the Spell of the Uncanny (or The Zombie Walks and The Hand of Power) is a great Edgar Wallace film with a memorable skull-faced villain.
- La Pelle Sotto Gli Artigli: The Skin Under the Claws is a science fiction zombie giallo with Gordon Mitchell in it. That sentence is pretty much why I watch movies.
- Abuso di Potere: A great car chase, insurance fraud and a downer ending are all in this film.
- Massacro: Another Lucio Fulci presents movie, this time directed by noted scumbag Andrea Bianchi, the maker of Burial Ground and Strip Nude for Your Killer.
Want to see more of the giallo films we’ve covered? Check our Letterboxd list.