The Young, the Evil and the Savage (1968)
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The Young, the Evil and the Savage (1968)

Original title: Nude… si muore Despite the original title, which roughly translates as Naked… You Die, The Young, the Evil and the Savage is a surprisingly chaste giallo with assorted starlets stripping down to their underwear or titillating with some mild filmed-from-the-back nudity. It’s stylishly shot by Antonio Margheriti – using his usual pseudonym Anthony … Continue reading

All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
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All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

Original title: Tutti i colori del buio Sergio Martino’s poetically titled shocker tries, with only qualified success, to meld the none-more-Italian giallo with the early 70s vogue for devil movies. It takes a clapped-out woman-in-peril/they’re-trying-to-kill-me plot and enlivens it with the wild stylistic flourishes and left turn narrative detours typical of the giallo and some … Continue reading

Tenebre (1982)
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Tenebre (1982)

As far removed from the Technicolor phantasmagoria of Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980) as it was possible to get, Tenebre marked Dario Argento’s dazzling return to the gialli that made his name a decade earlier. More concerned than his other films with sex, transgenderism and body dysmorphia, and filmed in a blinding chiaroscuro, it is … Continue reading

Deep Red (1975)
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Deep Red (1975)

Original title: Profondo rosso For many of us, this is Argento’s masterpiece, the very pinnacle of his career. He would continue making good or even great films right through to Opera in 1987 (after which the decline begins) but nothing would again quite scale the dizzy heights of Profondo rosso. Everything that Argento had been … Continue reading