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EDGE OF THE AXE (1988) Original title: "Al Filo del Hacha." Backwoods slasher cheeseball from director Jose Larraz. A deranged fellow in mask kills people with an axe. Who is the real murderer? Starring Barton Faulks, Christine Marie Laine, Page Mosely, and others. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
EMBALMER, THE (1964) Original title: 'Il Mostro di Venezia." Early giallo about a mysterious madman who is murdering women and dumping the bodies into a canal. Maureen Lidgard Brown, Gino Marturano, Alcide Gazzotto. Directed by Dino Tavella. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
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ERIKA (1971) Rare giallo which has a decent amount of footage borrowed from "Night of the Damned." Starring Pierre Brice, Patrizia Viotti, Bernard De Vries, Giuseppe Fortis, Carla Manicini, and others. Directed by Filippo Walter Ratti. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
EVIL EYE, THE (1974) Now in English!! Original title: "Eroticofollia." This is really one of the most macabre and unusual horror films ever to come out of Italy. A young man (Luis Latorre) suffers from bizarre and inexplicable nightmares. He seeks help at a local clinic, but while he is under outpatient observation, people that are close to him start getting murdered. An investigator (played by Antonio De Teffe) is assigned to track down the murderer, but he finds that he is able to make little headway. In fact, horrible coincidences and agonizing deaths begin occurring around his person, too. This film contains a fair amount of gore. Stars also Richard Conte, Eduardo Fajardo, and Daniela Giordano. Directed by Mario Siciliano. Dubbed in English, with Spanish subtitles. (B/B-)
EXORCIST 3: CRIES AND SHADOWS (1975) Original title: "Un Urlo Nelle Tenebre." Italian horror shocker, which shamelessly rips off "The Exorcist"-- and hence the title. This movie starts with a teenager Peter (Jean-Claude Verne), who takes a picture of a mysterious naked woman (Mimma Monticelli) near a pastoral waterfall. When the picture is developed, the woman's image is gone, and Peter is possessed by her ghost through a cursed amulet he finds at the scene. Also stars Richard Conte, Francoise Prevost, Elena Svevo, and others. Directed by Angelo Pannaccio and Franco Lo Cascio. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
EYE BEHIND THE WALL (1977) This odd and obscure Italian mix of giallo and drama tells the strange story of an old paralyzed writer (Fernando Rey), his younger wife (Olga Bisera) and a young man (John Phillip Law) who lives in an apartment the couple rent him. What the young man doesn't know: the writer watches him on a telescope whose lens has been installed in the wall of the apartment. The wife becomes fascinated by the mysterious man too, and - needless to say - this "triangular relationship" won't come to a happy end. Directed by Giuliano Petrelli. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. (A-/B).
EYE IN THE LABYRINTH (1971) Original title: "L'Occhio nel Labirinto." Another violent and misogynistic giallo, about a group of youths plagued by a series of murders at an isolated seaside villa. Lots of suspense in this hard-to-find entry starring Adolfo Celi, Sybil Danning, Rosemary Dexter, Horst Frank, Benjamin Lev, and others. Directed by Mario Caiano. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
EYES OF CHARLES SAND, THE (1972) Rare made-for-TV horror/ mystery. A young man inherits the ability to see visions beyond the grave. He helps a girl investigate her brother's alleged murder. Very eerie and atmospheric. Starring Peter Haskell, Joan Bennett, Barabara Rush, Bradford Dillman, and others. Directed by Reza Badiyi. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER/ THE MAN (1956) Extremely rare TV version of the classic tale, which appeared as an episode of "Matinee Theatre." Starring Tom Tryon, Eduardo Ciannelli, Marshall Thompson, and others. Disc also includes "The Man," an episode of "Climax Mystery Theater." Recommended. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
FEAST FOR THE DEVIL (1971) Disturbing Spanish-Italian horror. A woman searching for her missing sister arrives at a small coastal village, where her sister was last seen. Unknown to her, her arrival has been noted by a mad doctor, who has designs on her. Starring Krista Nell, Teresa Gimpera, Ennio Girolami, Agostina Belli, Espartaco Santoni, and Gianni Garko. Directed by Jose Maria Elorrieta. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
FELLOWSHIP OF THE FROG (1959) Edgar Wallace thriller. Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog, who wears a bulging-eyed mask and frog icons tattooed on his arms. Starring Joachim Fuchsberger, Elfie Von Kalckreuth, Dieter Eppler, and others. Directed by Alfred Vohrer. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
FEMME CARNIVORE (1970) Also known as: "Little Women." German-Italian horror/ giallo starring Uschi Glas, Irena Demick, George Ardisson, Pascale Petit, and others. Directed by Zbynek Brynych. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
FIFTH CORD, THE (1971) Original title: "Giornata Nera per L'Ariete." Franco Nero stars as a drunken reporter implicated in a murder plot, because all those around him are being killed in a brutal fashion. His girlfriend (Pamela Tiffin) begins to get suspicious too. A well directed and photographed giallo that features Silvia Monti and Ira Furstenberg. Ennio Morricone provides the score, and Luigi Bazzoni directs. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
FLOWER WITH THE PETALS OF STEEL, THE (1973) Original title: "Il Fiore dai Petali d'Acciaio." Extremely sought after giallo, which was recently only available in washed out and degenerate prints. This one is offered in widescreen format, excellent quality, and in Italian dialogue (the only language thus far available for viewing this film). Stars Carroll Baker, Gianni Garko, Ivano Staccioli, Paola Senatore, and others. Directed by Gianfranco Piccioli. (A/A-).
FOOTPRINTS (1975) Original title: "Le Orme." Excellent giallo from director Luigi Bazzoni. Alice (Florinda Bolkan), a translator living in Italy, discovers that she has a memory loss and can't recall the last couple of days. She starts to follow a trace of memory fragments, which leads her to the small town of Garma. People in the town seem to recognize her and she's beginning to suspect that the re-occurring nightmares of astronauts conducting horrible experiments has something to do with her own amnesia. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
FRACCHIA CONTRO DRACULA (1985) Horror spoof from Italy. Fracchia is desperate. He has to sell a house within three days, or otherwise his boss will fire him. Mister Filini comes to him, but he asks the impossible, a house with at least five bathrooms for a few thousand dollars. Incredibly, they find a house, a castle in Transylvania which happens to be own by a count Vlad... Starring Paolo Villagiio, Edmund Purdom, Gigi Reder, and others. Directed by Neri Parenti. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
FRANKENSTEIN 80 (1972) A mad scientist creates a monster called "Mosaico," who breaks out of the laboratory to hunt down and kill beautiful women. Strange Italian blend of horror and black humor starring John Richardson, Gordon Mitchell, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Xiro Papas, and others. Directed by Mario Mancini. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
FURY (1979) Also known as: "Woman from the Torrid Land." A man and a woman (Stuart Whitman & Laura Gemser), both with checkered pasts, hitch a ride together. While on the trip both begin to converse about their most recent relationship. Through flashbacks the two describe how their relationships became unraveled and why they are in their current situations. Rare giallo from director Jose Maria Forque. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
GAME OF CRIME (1965) Original title: "Crimine a Due." Extremely rare English-language print of this giallo starring John Drew Barrymore, Luisa Rivelli, Lisa Gastoni, Umberto D'Orsi, and others. Directed by Romano Ferrara. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
GENIE OF DARKNESS (1962) Original title: "Nostradamus, el Genio de las Tinieblas." Mexican horror. In order to stop a vampire from terrorizing the countryside, some locals decide to break into his coffin at night and steal his ashes. Complications ensue. German Robles, Domingo Soler, and others. Directed by Federico Curiel. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
GHOST SHIP (1952) A luxury ocean liner is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before. British horror starring Hazel Court, Dermot Walsh, Hugh Burden, Joss Ambler, and others. Directed by Vernon Sewell. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
GLASS TOMB, THE (1955) Also known as: "The Glass Cage." British murder mystery. Crowds flock to a carnival sideshow to see "The Starving Man", a heavyset man who claims he can go 70 days without eating. However, a couple of murders occur at the carnival, resulting in the police becoming involved. Stars John Ireland, Honor Blackman, Geoffrey Keen, and others. Directed by Montgomery Tully. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
GRAVEYARD, THE (1974) Also known as: "Persecution." Gothic British horror movie starring Lana Turner as a maniacal mother who delights in making life miserable for her spineless son (Ralph Bates) who is slowly, but surly, tiring of his deranged mama and her wicked, wicked ways. Also starring Trevor Howard, Ralph Bates, Olga Georges-Picot, and others. Directed by Don Chaffey. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH, THE (1974) Original title: "La Mano Che Nutre la Morte." Rare Turko-Italian horror, which casts Klaus Kinsi as a made scientist trying to correct a face transplant gone bad. Also starring Marzia Damon, Katia Christine, Erol Tas, Ayhan Isik, and others. Directed by Sergio Garrone and Yilmaz Duru. Dubbed in Turkish, with English subtitles. (A-/B).
HEAT OF THE FLAME (1976) Original title: "El Calor de la Llama." Rare giallo/ thriller starring Antonio Ferrandis, Antonio Mayans, Eli McClure, Pedro Mari Sanchez, and others. Directed by Rafael Romero Marchent. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
HOLOCAUST 2000 (1977) Grim tale from director Alberto De Martino. Through a series of disturbing revelations, a wealthy industrialist learns that his plans for a nuclear plant may cause the end of mankind. Starring Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, and others. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
HONEYMOON WITH A STRANGER (1969) Rare made-for-TV horror filmed in Italy. While vacationing with her husband in Italy, a middle-aged woman wakes up one morning to find that the man in bed with her is not her husband but an imposter. He claims to be her husband, but she can't get anyone to believe her. Starring Janet Leigh, Rossano Brazzi, Barbara Steele, and others. Directed by John Peyser. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
HOUSE OF THE DAMNED (1974) Original title: "La Loba Y La Paloma." Four villains seek to wrest from a mute girl (Carmen Sevilla) the secret location of a prehistoric gold statuette discovered by her father. Her silence dates from the day when she saw her father murdered for that same statue. Also starring Donald Pleasence, Michael Dunn, Aldo Sambrell, and others. Directed by Gonzalo Suarez. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
HOUSE OF LOST SOULS (1989) Original title: "La Casa delle Anime Errante." A bunch of young travelers are forced to stay in an accursed hotel, in this horror-thriller from director Umberto Lenzi. Starring Joseph Alan Johnson, Charles Borromel, Stefania Orsola, and others. Letterboxed. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
HOUSE OF WITCHCRAFT, THE (1989) Original title: "La Casa del Sortilegio." A young man dreams a recurring nightmare, in which he is running away from someone before reaching an old house, where an ugly old woman boils his own head in a big kettle. His girlfriend thinks it's time for him to take a few days off, so they drive to an old house that belongs to her family. The house is the one the young man always enters in his nightmare. Great horror from director Umberto Lenzi. Starring Andy J. Forest, Sonia Petrovna, Paul Muller, and others. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
HOUSE OF THE YELLOW CARPET (1982) Uncut import print of this strange and atmospheric giallo from director Carlo Lizzani. A young married couple are harassed by an old man who offers to buy a mysterious yellow carpet in their house. Unknown to them, the carpet is actually tied to a murder which took place years ago. Starring Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Beatrice Romand, Corinne Clery, and others. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
HOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS (1980) Strange horror from director Eugenio Martin. A young girl's husband rents a lovely home just outside of Madrid so she can spend the last three months of her pregnancy in peace and luxury. Unfortunately, just as they arrive at the home, the girl realizes that it is the place where she had secretly had an illegal abortion some years before. The clinic is long-gone, but this doesn't ease the woman's disquiet. Things get even worse when she learns that her upstairs neighbor is the old abortionist's assistant. Alida Valli, Javier Escriva, Silvia Aguilar, and others. Dubbed in Spanish, with English subtitles. (B/B-).
HOWLING IN THE WOODS (1971) Utterly rare made-for-TV horror which must be seen. A disillusioned housewife on a vacation in the woods is disturbed by her husband continually trying to get her to come home and, more ominously, a mysterious howling at night. Stars Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, Vera Miles, and others. Directed by Daniel Petrie. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
HUMAN PORTRAIT (1989) Also known as: "Massacre Play." Rare giallo starring Tomas Milian, Elliott Gould, Nathalie Baye, Eva Robins, and others. Directed by Damiano Damiani. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
HYSTERIA (1965) British horror from director Freddie Francis. An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown benefactor, he attempts to unravel what looks increasingly like a bizarre murder. Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham, and others. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
ICEBOX MURDERS, THE (1982) Original title: "El Cepo." A maniac murders beautiful women, then stores their bodies in a freezer. Spanish giallo starring Jack Taylor, Mirta Miller, Claudia Gravy, and others. Directed by Francisco Rodriguez Gordillo. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
IDEAL PLACE TO KILL (1971) Also known as: "Dirty Pictures." Ornella Muti and Ray Lovelock play two lovers running from the police. They hide out in the home of an older woman played by Irene Papas, but don't know she is a killer. Numerous twists come into play as strange coincidences occur around them. Suspenseful thriller/giallo also starring Sal Borgese, Umberto Raho, and others. Directed by Umberto Lenzi. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
IENA IN CASAFORTE, UNA (1967) (Description coming...)
IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE (1971) Sadistic killer stalks an Irish diplomat's family, and leaves a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Violent and sleazy Eurotrash from director Riccardo Freda. Stars Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander, Anton Diffring. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
KILL THE FATTED CALF AND ROAST IT (1970) Original title: "Uccidete il Vitello Grasso e Arrostitelo." Director Salvatore Samperi spins more madness in this giallo concerning a young man who has an obsession with his older sister. When his older brother (played by Jean Sorel) finds out, he plots to have him killed. Also starring Marilu Tolo, Giggi Ballista, and others. Letterboxed. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
KILLER CROCODILE (1989) Fabrizio De Angelis directs this low-budget shocker, about a man-eating crocodile on the loose in the swamps of Louisiana. Starring Anthony Crenna, Ennio Girolami, Van Johnson, Sherrie Rose, and others. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
KILLER CROCODILE 2 (1990) Good low-budget horror with some decent special effects. Sequel to "Killer Crocodile." Starring Anthony Crenna, Debra Karr, Ennio Girolami, Franco Fantasia, and others. Directed by Giannetto De Rossi. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
KILLER IS ON THE PHONE (1972) Also known as: "Scenes From a Murder." A woman whose husband was murdered five years previously, is stalked by his killer, who wants to eliminate her as a potential witness. Above-average giallo starring Anne Heywood, Telly Savalas, Osvaldo Ruggieri, and others. Directed by Alberto De Martino. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
KILLER IS STILL AMONG US (1986) Original title: "L'Assassino e Ancora Tra Noi." Violent giallo, which is based on some unsolved murders in Florence. A criminology student decides to write her thesis about a mysterious serial killer terrorizing couples in lover's lane. As she starts searching around, she gets obscene phone calls. Is the killer her boyfriend, or someone else? Stars Francesco Capitano, Mariangela D'Abbraccio, and others. Directed by Camillo Teti. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
KILLER RESERVED NINE SEATS (1974) Original title: "L'Assassino Ha Riservato Nove Poltrone." This violent giallo traps nine adults who are connected with each other in a particular way (e.g. by blood, intrigue or rivalry) in an abandoned theatre. Needless to say, one by one falls victim to a masked killer who seems to have staged their unplanned meeting in the old building, where 100 years before terrible murders had happened. Starring Cristea Avram, Rossana Schiaffino, Lucretia Love, and others. Directed by Giuseppe Bennati. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
KILLER WITH 1000 EYES (1974) Also known as: "Quel Ficcanaso dell'Ispettore Lawrence." Excellent crime/giallo hybrid from Spain, which casts Antonio de Teffe' as a police investigator assigned to track down the murderer of an Interpol agent. He heads to Lisbon, to track the criminal organization responsible for the crime. However, the murderer keeps knocking off more individuals, and de Teffe' (here billed as Anthony Steffen) finds himself one of the main suspects. Also starring Raf Baldassarre, Eduardo Fajardo, Julian Ugarte, and others. Directed by Juan Bosch. Dubbed in English, with Dutch subtitles. (B/B-).
KILLER WORE GLOVES, THE (1974) Original title: "La Muerte Llama a las Diez." Nicely done giallo from director Juan Bosch, involving an inheritance plot gone bad. Starring Gillian Hills, Angel del Pozo, Orchidea de Santis, Silvia Solar, and others. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
LADY IN RED KILLS SEVEN TIMES (1972) Original title: "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte." Suspenseful giallo about a bizarre painting that may trigger psychotic reactions in a young heiress. Starring Barbara Bouchet, Marina Malfatti, Sybil Danning, Ugo Pagliai, and others. Directed by Emilio Miraglia. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
LADYKILLER OF ROME (1961) Original title: "L'Assassino." Early giallo/crime film. A socialite is murdered, and her playboy lover (Marcello Mastroianni) is brought in for questioning. During his stay in custody, we get to see (via flashback) the real playboy in action. Is he guilty, or just a sleazeball? A cleverly constructed and effectively made film also starring Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni, Andrea Checchi, Salvo Randone, and others. Directed by Elio Petri. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
LAND OF DEATH (2003) Original title: "Nella Terra dei Canibali." New horror from director Bruno Mattei. Commandos head deep into the Amazon jungle to rescue a general's daughter who has been kidnapped by a cannibal tribe. Lots of brutal footage. Starring Claudio Morales, Lou Randall, and others. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
LAST SHARK, THE (1981) Original title: "L'Ultimo Squalo." An enormous and angry thirty-five foot Great White Shark takes revenge on humans when they build a beach just for swimmers by a coastal town. Entertaining "Jaws" rip-off starring Vic Morrow, James Franciscus, Giancarlo Prete, and others. Dubbed in English, with Japanese subtitles. (A-/B).
LIBIDINE (1979) Rare horror from director Raniero di Giovanbattista. Starring Ajita Wilson, Cinzia de Carolis, Franco Parisi, Mauro Vestri, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
LONELY VIOLENT BEACH (1971) Original title: "La Lunga Spiaggia Fredda." Upgrade!! Vastly-superior upgrade of this Incredibly rare giallo/thriller from director Ernesto Gastaldi. While vacationing at a remote beachside cabin, a middle-class couple are harassed and tormented by a trio of hippie bikers. Some twists come into play when the woman falls in love with the leader of the gang. Stars Robert Hoffmann, Mara Meryl, Riccardo Salvino, Walter Maestosi, and others. Dubbed in English, with Finnish subtitles. (A-/B).
LOVES OF THE MONSTER (1974) Also known as: "L'Amanti del Mostro." Turkish/Italian horror featuring Klaus Kinski, Ayhan Isik, Marzia Damon, and others. Directed by Sergio Garrone. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. (A-/B).
MACABRE (1969) Also known as: "Shadow of Death." A scheming blonde plots to steal her husband's money, not by killing him, but by driving him to the brink of insanity. Hard to find giallo starring Larry Ward, Terese Gimpera, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, and others. Dubbed in English, with Finnish subtitles. (A-/B).
MAISSON ASSASSINEE (1988) Also known as: "Murdered House." Melodramatic French giallo from director Georges Lautner. A whole family is slain, and the only survivor comes back twenty years later to be confronted with the hostility of the villagers, who won't deal with him. As he attempts to solve the crime, he enters a complex maze of clues, characters, and intrigue. Starring Patrick Bruel, Anne Brochet, Agnes Blanchot, and others. Dubbed in French, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
MAN AND THE MONSTER (1959) Mexican horror. A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. Each time he plays he turns into a horrible monster. Starring Enrique Rambal, Abel Salazar, Martha Roth, and others. Directed by Rafael Baledon. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
MAN WITH THE ICY EYES (1971) Nicely done giallo from director Alberto de Martino. An Arizona State Senator is murdered in front of his house, and the local police arrest a male suspect who has icy eyes. An Italian journalist investigating the murder finds a strip-teaser who appears to have witnessed the murder. Starring Antonio Sabato, Barbara Bouchet, Faith Domergue, and others. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
MARTA (1972) Also known as: "Dopo di Che, Uccide il Maschio e lo Divora." Spanish-Italian rip-off of "Psycho." Stephen Boyd plays a wealthy, but seriously deranged man who has some pretty serious issues with women, beginning with Mom. He turns into a maniac who torments young women in his personal torture chamber. Also stars Marisa Mell, Jesus Puente, Georges Rigaud, and others. Time-coded print. Directed by J.A. Nieves Conde. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
MARY, MARY, BLOODY MARY (1975) A beautiful artist (Cristina Ferrare) moonlights as a vampire while in Mexico, killing lovers of both sex. It seems that the only person who has any chance of stopping her reign of terror is her father (John Carradine), who's also a vampire. Directed by Juan Lopez Moctezuma. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
MAS ALLA DEL TERROR (1980) A violent sadist goes on a rampage and kills both elderly and children. They end up in a cabin that contains a door leading to an ancient crypt. Spanish horror starring David Forrest, Alexia Loreto, and others. Directed by Tomas Aznar. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
MASSACRE (1988) Italian slasher produced by Lucio Fulci, and directed by Andrea Bianchi. A maniac is killing women during the shooting of a horror film. Starring Gino Concari, Patrizia Falcone, Silvia Conti, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. (A-/B).
MIA MOGLIE, UN CORPO PER L'AMORE (1973) Rare giallo starring Peter Lee Lawrence, Antonella Murgia, Michele Placido, Silvano Tranquilli, and others. Directed by Mario Imperoli. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
MIO AMICO JEKYLL, IL (1959) Also known as: "My Friend, Dr. Jekyll." Professor Fabius has found a way of transferring his personality to another person and he transfers his to the body of Giacinto Floria, a nice teacher in a women's college. Poor Giacinto becomes a sex maniac to the puzzlement of his girlfriend Mafalda. Horror comedy starring Ugo Tognazzi, Carlo Croccolo, Raimondo Vianello, Helene Chanel, and others. Directed by Marino Girolami. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
MOSTRO, IL (1977) Also known as: "The Monster." Unusually violent giallo from director Luigi Zampa. A killer in a ski-mask is brutally stalking wealthy young women. Starring Johnny Dorelli, Sydne Rome, Renzo Palmer, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
MUERTE EN PRIMAVERA, LA (1965) Also known as: "Death Before Dinner." Rare Spanish giallo/ thriller starring Francisco Moran, Monica Randall, Yelena Samarina, and others. Murder and intrigue on a yacht cruise. Directed by Miguel Iglesias. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
MUERTOS NO PERDONAN, LOS (1963) Also known as: "The Dead Don't Forgive." Rare giallo/thriller from Spain. A young medical student, interested in parapsychology, has a strange vision concerning his murdered father. Slowly he begins to reconstruct the crime, in an attempt to discover the identity of the killer. Starring Antonio Casas, Alberto Dalbes, Javier Escriva', Antonio Molino Rojo, and others. Directed by Julio Coll. Dubbed in Spanish, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
MURDER BY DESIGN
MURDER MANSION (1972) Original title: "La Mansion de la Niebla." Although this is listed in "Blood and Black Lace" as a giallo, it's actually closer to a horror film, with some giallo ingredients tossed in for good measure. After a couple's car breaks down, they are forced to take refuge in a sinister mansion. Other guests have taken shelter there as well, and this sets the scene for the series of gruesome murders about to take place. Stars Ida Galli, Eduardo Fajardo, Franco Fantasia, Annalisa Nardi, and others. Directed by Francisco Lara Polop and Pedro Lazaga. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
MY DEAR KILLER (1972) Original title: "Mio Caro Assassino." This superb giallo represents the high-water mark of the genre. Following a mysterious decapitation (via mechanical crane) of an insurance investigator, Police Inspector Peretti (George Hilton) is put onto the case. Soon, more people are found dead... a man supposedly commits suicide, a women is strangled, another attacked in her flat... but all the clues lead to an unsolved case of kidnapping and murder. Can Peretti find the murderer, if his major clue is a little girls drawing? Directed by Tonino Valerii. Widescreen. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
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