5 / 5 May '09
Directed by: Lucio Fulci
Written by: Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci
Actors include: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 102 minutes
Probably my favorite giallo film and my favorite Lucio film that I've seen to date, even if it's not as artistic as say an Argento flick it's got something that they don't have...it's hilarious and vicious! This film is just a little different than any other I've ever seen and it's pretty darned entertaining and easy to follow which I also like (I have no attention span). The movie is about a mysterious killer that is brutally killing little boys...but who could be responsible? Red herrings galore but hilarious red herrings that are more than a treat to watch. This works as a slasher too on several levels, it's just a little more thought out than most. It is nice as far as scenery goes and stuff too and I just love how Fulci will go where others dare to tread. I love this movie and I'd highly recommend it to anyone as their first giallo!
Availability: On DVD