Giallo

Riccardo Freda – L’iguana dalla lingua di fuoco AKA The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)

Synopsis:
In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot of a limousine owned by the Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky. The Ambassador, who was the dead woman’s lover, refuses to cooperate with the police due to his diplomatic immunity. John Norton, an ex-cop famed for his brutal working methods, is brought in to help and gets too deeply involved when he stars an affair with the Ambassador’s beautiful step-daughter, Helen. Meanwhile, the brutal killings continue… Read More »

    Luigi Zampa – Gente di rispetto aka The Flower In His Mouth aka The Masters (1975)

    A female school teacher is implicated in a murder in a Sicilian town only hours after her arrival. The dead man insulted her on the bus on the way into town. As the mystery unfolds, it becomes clear that the town is hiding some very sinister secrets. Read More »

      Sergio Martino – Lo Strano vizio della Signora Wardh aka The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)

      Newly married to an older man, Julie returns to Vienna, where a razor wielding slasher is killing women. Jean, her cruel and sadistic former lover, immediately contacts her, certain that only he can satisfy her strange vice. But she rejects him. She also meets George, the handsome cousin of her friend Carol; both are newly rich, thanks to an uncle’s death. Julie’s husband Neil is away frequently, so George pours on the charm. Meanwhile, it seems that the slasher is now focused on Julie. Bodies pile up, other murders are barely avoided, and George invites her to go away with him. Can it end happily? Read More »

        Dario Argento – La sindrome di Stendhal AKA The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) (HD)

        Quote:
        A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man’s obsession. Read More »

          Mario Bava – La ragazza che sapeva troppo AKA The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)

          Synopsis:
          The American fan of mystery novels, Nora Davis, travels from New York to Rome to spend vacation with her mother’s friend Ethel Windell Batocci. On board the airplane, she accepts a pack of cigarettes from the passenger on the next seat and in the airport she finds that the man is a drug dealer. When she arrives at Ethel’s place, she meets Dr. Marcello Bassi and finds that the old lady is on her deathbed. During the night, Ethel has a heart attack and dies; Nora runs to the hospital to call Marcello. However, she is attacked and robbed on a staircase by a thief and faints. She awakens to witness a woman being stabbed, a man is after her. At the hospital, however, nobody believes her. At Ethel’s funeral, a stranger (Laura Craven-Torrani) introduces herself as a friend of Ethel’s and invites Nora to stay in her apartment while she travels to Switzerland to meet her husband. Nora accepts the invitation and decides to investigate the murder. She believes that the serial-killer of the so called Alphabet Murders is chasing her and she will be the next victim. Read More »

            Dario Argento – Il cartaio AKA The Card Player (2004)

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            A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpool agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam. Read More »

              Umberto Lenzi – Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro AKA Eyeball (1975)

              SYNOPSIS
              A group of tourists are terrorized by a killer who wears a red raincoat and stabs its victims in the eye. Mark Burton (John Richardson) is having an affair with his secretary Paulette Stone (Martine Brochard) while his wife is suffering form a nervous breakdown. Why does the killer stab its victims in the eye and will the police solve the mystery before the killer disappears? (10k Bullets) Read More »