Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Addio al giallo

With my giallo horror marathon concluding last week, I'd have to say that on the whole, I was rather disappointed with the quality of the films, or lack there of. There is a quotient of enjoyment to be had with them, but overall (especially watching them in succession) the films seemed consistently adventurous as technical showpieces yet narratively dull and frightfully formulaic. 
There were certainly exceptions, like the ending of Lucio Fulci's "A Lizard in a Woman's Skin" and the seedy, sexy power plays of "The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion", but I thought Argento's "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" and "Deep Red" really stole the show. 
But it's on to new pastures, as I try to fit in as many horror films as I can before next Monday.

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