Murderous games are afoot in The Sweet Body of Deborah

The Sweet Body of Deborah

July 8, 2017 Matt Blake 2

In many ways The Sweet Body of Deborah can be seen as an archetypal pre-Argento giallo. The motivating factors are greed, lust and hatred rather than pseudo-psychological disturbance.

Dario Argento style image from Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show

Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show

January 20, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Another in the line of generally disappointing recent Italian horror films, Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show does at least have some lineage behind it, featuring special effects by Sergio Stivaletti.

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Solitude of Prime Numbers, The

February 24, 2015 Matt Blake 0

Here’s an instructive film. Saverio Costanzo’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers is based on the hugely popular novel of the same name by physicist and writer Paolo Giordano.

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Chiamate 22-22 tenente Sheridan

April 9, 2010 Matt Blake 0

Chiamate 22-22 tenente Sheridan is an obscure 1960 giallo directed by comedy specialist Giorgio Bianchi. A spin off from a popular television series of the time, Tenente Sheridan, which also starred Ubaldo Lay, it’s of some historical interest for being one of the earliest Italian feature films to have been spawned from the then-novel TV medium.

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Negli occhi dell’assassino

November 4, 2009 Matt Blake 0

There’s an interesting article in Nocturno about a new TV movie that has just been shown on Canale 5. It’s Negli occhi dell’assassino, a giallo, directed by Eduardo Margheriti, son of the great Antonio, who made Black Cobra 3 nearly two decades ago now…