31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 9 – The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

Day 9 of Shocktober and we're on our second night of giallo with Dario Argento's The Cat o' Nine Tails - it's not up there as one of our Argento classics and he admits he doesn't rate it that highly either, saying it's the least favourite of his movies. It's overlong and a bit dull … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 9 – The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

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31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 8 – Blood and Black Lace (1964)

From the godfather of giallo Mario Bava, Blood and Black Lace is one of the most stylish of the Italian horror genre; it sets the colour scheme of giallo, the brutal close-up and lingering murders of pretty young things and dramatic plot. A masked killer is stalking and killing young fashion models. All the victims … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 8 – Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Horror cult classics #2 – Phenomena (1985)

Also known as Creepers, Phenomena is one of our favourite Dario Argento movies as it's just so batshit crazy. Yep. even more than a normal Dario Argento film. Starring a young Jennifer Connelly as protagonist Jennifer Corvino, we also have a killer chimpanzee, a fantastic point-of-view shot from the perspective of a fly and Donald Pleasence … Continue reading Horror cult classics #2 – Phenomena (1985)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 6 – Suspiria (1977)

Dario Argento's masterpiece is one of the finest horror films ever made - an audio and visual feast and completely, completely mad. American ballet student Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Munich, Germany, to attend a prestigious ballet school. The ballet school is run by - well, that'd be telling. With the haunting soundtrack of Goblin … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 6 – Suspiria (1977)

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

The second film in the recently released double bill Dual-Format Blu-Ray and DVD ‘Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia’, this is a kinky little affair with great style and glorious giallo thrills. Anthony Steffan plays Alan, an aristocrat who has been released from a mental institution following the death of his wife … Continue reading The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

Review: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

Recently released by Arrow Video as part of the double bill Dual-Format Blu-Ray and DVD 'Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia', The Red Queen Kills Seven Times is a captivating Italian giallo movie that explores a hundred year-cycle curse from a family painting where a Red Queen rises to...you've guessed it... kill … Continue reading Review: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)