Thursday, September 15, 2011

Giallo Horror Week

I'm very excited about this feature (I always enjoy doing theme-driven viewing marathons to share with everyone) and this special Giallo Horror Marathon, which is only just a part of the stuff I'm doing in October, will be no different.
I truly haven't really seen anything from the genre so not only is this a fun way to cover films, it's also a great way for me to extend my vocabulary, and so I picked a pretty substantial list of films that cover the prime timeline for the Giallo movement. They are:
"The Girl Who Knew Too Much" (1963) d: Mario Bava
"Blood and Black Lace" (1964) d: Mario Bava
"The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion" (1970) d: Luciano Ercoli
"The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" (1970) d: Dario Argento
"Flour Flies on Grey Velvet" (1971) d: Dario Argento
"A Lizard in a Woman's Skin" (1971) d: Lucio Fulci
"The Cat O'Nine Tails" (1971) d: Dario Argento
"The Black Belly of the Tarantula" (1971) d: Paolo Cavara
"All the Colors of the Dark" (1972) d: Sergio Martino
"Deep Red" (1975) d: Dario Argento
"The House with the Laughing Windows" (1976) d: Pupi Avati
"The Black Cat" (1982) d: Lucio Fulci
"Tenebre" (1982) d: Dario Argento
Things kick-off on October 11th. 


  1. Great list to start with, but I'd definitely recommend more Fulci such as "House by the Cemetary" and "The Beyond". Also, Lamberto Bava's "Demons" is a personal favorite.

  2. "The Beyond" actually was on the preliminary list at some point, but I had to draw the line somewhere. As a Giallo virgin, I really wanted to try and cover all of the basics and, of course, availability was a prime concern.

    If things are going along at a good pace, I may re-add "The Beyond" and "House by the Cemetery" to the list, so thanks for the recommendations. And I'd never actually heard of "Demons"...sounds kind of awesome.