What are Giallo Films? An FAQ

Giallo films are murder mysteries that emerged from Italy in the mid-1960s and peaked in popularity during the early 1970s. Gialli, as they are known collectively, belong to a unique movie genre that straddles a line between horror and crime thriller. A giallo film is typically characterized by a convoluted plot laden with deceptions lurid …

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The Madness of King Vincent

The film business loves to make movies about making movies, and the horror genre is no exception. The legendary, career-destroying classic PEEPING TOM (1960), a tale of a cameraman who moonlights as a serial killer, might be the finest example. The horror genre also loves its icons, and in 1968 gave us Peter Bogdanovich’s excellent …

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Wallow in Giallo: A review of Severin Films’ “All the Colors of the Dark/All the Colors of Giallo” Blu-ray set

What it is: A Blu-ray, DVD, and CD set from Severin Films What’s included: 1) The 1972 feature film ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, directed by Sergio Martino, on Blu-ray (region A) 2) The CD soundtrack of the film’s score by composer Bruno Nicolai 3) A new, original, feature-length documentary ALL THE COLORS OF …

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Generation 0: Unhumans now available in paperback and Kindle

Five years after an unexplained global phenomenon wiped out most of humanity, Josie Revelle and her small band of survivors travel up the eastern seaboard looking for a better life but instead find burnt-out cities and a deadly black fungus choking the countryside. In an attempt to escape the blight, they run straight into an …

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3-minute Blu-ray review: The Old Dark House (1932) NEW

Released on Blu-ray by Cohen Media Group, October 24, 2017 Specs: 1080p, PSM 2.0 audio. No region code or aspect ratio is stated on the packaging, but Amazon reports them as Region 1 and 137:1 respectively. Running time: 72 minutes Genre: High-Classic Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) Concept: After a landslide blocks a neglected country road, …

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