In my venture into Italian cinema, I have only viewed Spaghetti Westerns. Does anyone have suggestion for Italian horror, crime, and giallo films?
Both the Crime genre and the giallo genre have its own thread.
I’ll be glad to help you listing some of my faves (in no particular order).
Black Sabbath (1963, Mario Bava)
Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
Inferno (1980, Dario Argento)
The Beyond (1981, Lucio Fulci)
House by the Cemetery (1981, Lucio Fulci)
Cemetery Man (1994, Michele Soavi)
Tenebre (1982, Dario Argento)
Deep Red (1975, Dario Argento)
The House with the Laughing Windows (1976, Pupi Avati)
Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971, Aldo Lado)
Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972, Lucio Fulci)
What Have You Done to Solange? (1972, Massimo Dallamano)
Bay of Blood (1971, Mario Bava)
Death Walks at Midnight (1972, Luciano Ercoli)
Death Laind an Egg (1968, Giulio Questi)
Blood and Black Lace (1964, Mario Bava)
Opera (1987, Dario Argento)
Footprints (1975, Luigi Bazzoni)
Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971, Sergio Martino)
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963, Mario Bava)
3)Italian crime [i haven’t seen too many of those, so i will just list those movies that i found outstanding]:
Rabid Dogs (1974, Mario Bava)
Almost Human (1974, Umberto Lenzi)
Manhunt (1972, Fernando Di Leo)
Milano calibro 9 (1972, Fernando Di Leo)
The Boss (1973, Fernando Di Leo)
Street Law (1974, Enzo G. Castellari)
I’m sure i’ve forgotten few titles
In addition to Alko’s suggestions, these are good to start with for style, etc.
5 Dolls For An August Moon
Bay Of Blood (I have to add you must see this uncut, the version called ‘Twitch Of The Death Nerve’. Or the Italian DVD, but that only has Italian audio with English subs)
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
The Bloodstained Shadow
The Case Of The Bloody Iris
The Case Of The Scorpion’s Tail
Four Flies On Grey Velvet
The Perfume Of The Lady In Black
Seven Notes In Black aka The Psychic
Who Saw Her Die?
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key
I’ll give you suggestions for Italian horror when I’m next online.
I knew i’ve forgotten about something
I might add “Opera” and “cat o’ nine tails” as well, when it comes to Argento’s gialli
Some of my favourite crime films:
Cry Of A Prostitute.
Weopons Of Death.
Mean Frank and Crazy Tony.
Live Like A Cop Die Like A Man.
The Beast With A Gun.
Confessions Of A Police Captain.
The Cynic, The Rat and The Fist.
A Special Cop In Action.
Bloody Hands Of The Law.
Colt. 38 Special Squad.
So many great eurocrime, my top 5 are
Milano Calibro 9
The Cynic, The Rat and The Fist
Rome Armed to the Teeth
BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO SOLANGE?
THE DESIGNATED VICTIM
HOUSE WITH LAUGHING WINDOWS
Some giallos I enjoyed thorughly:
- The cold blooded beast
- The killer must kill again
- Short night of glass dolls
- Strip nude for your killer
Agreed. Some thread-creation discipline is desperately needed on this site. A lot of redundant/simple question threads being created resulting in more or less a complete mess.
I’m thinking about renting Cut and Run. Can anyone suggest that one?
I agree of course. I remember pointing out a film thread (forgot which film) which already existed to a thread that had been started on a film, and this just went ignored…
Well the reason I started this thread is because I basically didn’t want to go through all those thousands of pages to look and films that are being discussed that aren’t necessarily suited for a beginner. Just wanted a few suggestions.
Black Sunday (Mask of the devil)
Ring of Darkness
Night of the Devils
The Last Shark
Nude for Satan
and of course Cannibal Holocaust…!
New York Ripper
Who saw her die?
Case of the Scorpions tail
In the Eye of the Hurricane
Black Belly of the Tarantulla
Don´t Torture a Duckling
Hatchet for the Honeymoon
Giallo a Venezia
All the Colours of the Dark
and most of all the two bizarre Death Laid an Egg and Footprints
Cop in the Blue Jeans
The .44 Specialist
Lonely Violent Beach
The Big Racket
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
and most of all Di Leos amazing Manhunt and Milano Calibre 9
- many, many more… I´m sure you´ll find loads of films you like. Often there´s similarities with the spaghettis, both in actors and directors, but also in the mood and the stories, same goes with the Italian warfilms of late 60s/early 70s, just replace the cowboys and horses with soldiers and tanks, and there you go… (but in my mind those aren´t all that exiting).
[quote=“alk0, post:3, topic:1651”]I’ll be glad to help you listing some of my faves (in no particular order).
Black Sabbath (1963, Mario Bava)[/quote]
Hell’s yes !Way ahead of it’s time & shot beautifully. I think I know where Elvira got her inspiration from. Don’t forget Bava’s Black Sabbath!
I heard she got it from Vampiria who among other things played a part in “Plan 9 from outer space”.
Roma violenta with Maurizio Merli looks good.
I just saw Deep Red. Pretty good. I liked it. More of a mystery than a horror movie, except the murder scenes which are done well. Goblins soundtrack wasn’t quite as good as Suspiria, a little too upbeat. This might be one of the rare instances where the cut version is better than the uncut, as the uncut has too many instances of people blabbering to each other.
Looking forward to watching Street Law.
When it come to giallos and euro crime I’m really only interested in seeing the best of the best.
This thread should be erased or merged together with either the crime film thread or the Giallo thread, else its going to be impossible to find what you are looking for in here.
Good call. Vampiria, Asa Vajda/Kadia, Morticia, Elvira, homage trickles down. I think their all hot :o
Some must see Italian Crime:
THE TOUGH ONES/ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH
LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN
STREET LAW/ANONYMOUS AVENGER
DAY OF VIOLENCE
The list could go on…