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SPAGHETTI SLASHERS – Blood and Black Lace

Whilst the likes of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci have become cult figures in Italian cinema, it is arguable that the country’s greatest export for horror was Mario Bava, an ingenious and stylish filmmaker who, much like Alfred Hitchcock, was a disciplined and intelligent storyteller who would fill his movies with visual metaphors, subtle clues [...]

SPAGHETTI SLASHERS – Watch Me When I Kill

Some may find it hard to believe but there was more to the giallo genre than Dario Argento and Mario Bava. Whilst they had become the most respected and successful filmmakers, there were countless other directors who would leave their mark and help raise the profile of Italian cinema during the seventies.

SPAGHETTI SLASHERS – Deep Red

1975′s Profondo rosso (aka Deep Red) saw Italian filmmaker Dario Argento return to the giallo format that he had desperately tried to distance himself from after a string of successful murder mysteries had threatened to leave him typecast as a horror director.