Guide to Grindhouse Genres: Giallo

Giallo: Italian Murder-Mystery Thrillers
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1.
5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
2.
5 donne per l'assassino (1974)
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Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead... (95 mins.)
Director: Stelvio Massi
 
3.
All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
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A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers. (94 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
4.
Amuck (1972)
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A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot. (98 mins.)
Director: Silvio Amadio
 
5.
La casa de las muertas vivientes (1972)
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A young widower with his new wife returns to the mansion in which his first wife died. (80 mins.)
Director: Al Bagran
 
6.
Anima persa (1977)
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Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic. (100 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
7.
Autopsy (1975)
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A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders. (100 mins.)
 
8.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
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A writer is stalked by a serial killer after witnessing a murder attempt on one woman's life. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
9.
Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
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Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife... (89 mins.)
Director: Paolo Cavara
 
10.
A Blade in the Dark (1983)
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A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity. (110 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
 
11.
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
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An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal... (100 mins.)
Director: Martin Herbert
 
12.
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
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A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
13.
The Bloodstained Shadow (1978)
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The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest. (109 mins.)
Director: Antonio Bido
 
14.
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise... (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Ascott
 
15.
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
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The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
16.
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
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A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
17.
Cold Eyes of Fear (1971)
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Respectable lawyer Peter picks up Anna, an Italian woman of dubious virtue, from the club and takes her back to his Uncle's place. They soon discover they are not alone. A gunman Quill (Julian Mateos), is waiting for them. (95 mins.)
 
18.
Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
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A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders. (92 mins.)
 
19.
Death Walks at Midnight (1972)
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Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment... (103 mins.)
Director: Luciano Ercoli
 
20.
Death Walks on High Heels (1971)
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A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris... (105 mins.)
Director: Luciano Ercoli
 
21.
Death Will Have Your Eyes (1974)
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Louisa is a young and attractive woman who wants to make a living for herself in Rome, but soon falls prey to some very shady characters that force her into prostitution. (93 mins.)
 
22.
Deep Red (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
23.
Delirio caldo (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders. (102 mins.)
Director: Ralph Brown
 
24.
The Designated Victim (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A wealthy, decadent count convinces a disillusioned playboy that they shall murder one another's relatives... (105 mins.)
Director: Maurizio Lucidi
 
25.
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
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A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders. (102 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
26.
Double Face (1969)
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A millionaire is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
 
27.
Eye in the Labyrinth (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A woman searches for her missing lover, a psychiatrist who has suddenly vanished for no apparent reason. She ends up at a villa populated by a group of eccentric individuals. A string of murders commence immediately. (95 mins.)
Director: Mario Caiano
 
28.
Eyeball (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A maniac Killer in red cape and hood is killing off American tourists on a tour bus by gouging out thier eyeballs. (100 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
29.
The Fifth Cord (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An alcoholic journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer after the police make him a suspect in their investigation. (90 mins.)
Director: Luigi Bazzoni
 
30.
Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman... (93 mins.)
Director: Luciano Ercoli
 
31.
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be? (104 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
32.
The French Sex Murders (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A prostitute in a french brothel is assassinated, the prime suspect is one of her regular clients, soon afterwards the witnesses that testified against the suspect are killed by an strange individual. (83 mins.)
Director: F.L. Morris
 
33.
Giallo a Venezia (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In Venice a detective is on the trail of a killer who commits a double murder (a married couple) then more grisly killings occur. Sex, drugs, gore and perversions are ingredients of this sadistic and sleazy giallo. (91 mins.)
Director: Mario Landi
 
34.
Evil Eye (1963)
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A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings. (86 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
35.
Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma that's causing him to commit murder. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
36.
L'uomo più velenoso del cobra (1971)
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A gangster seeks those who killed his brother. A series of murders follow. (86 mins.)
 
37.
In the Folds of the Flesh (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The guests of a villa are killed off one by one by their hosts. Incest, decapitations and a cyanide bath feature amongst the other bizarre delights. (88 mins.)
 
38.
L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora... (86 mins.)
Director: Luigi Cozzi
 
39.
The Killer with a Thousand Eyes (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A british undercover special agent is assigned to investigate the death of a colleague in Lisbon, where... (83 mins.)
Director: Juan Bosch
 
40.
The Killer Wore Gloves (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A murder of a man in an airport restroom leads to a series of mysterious killings in London. (90 mins.)
Director: John Wood
 
41.
Knife of Ice (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident... (91 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
42.
Macabre (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover. (89 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
 
43.
The Man with Icy Eyes (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A state senator is murdered outside his home, and the police arrest a strange man described as having "icy eyes" for the crime... (95 mins.)
 
44.
The Murder Clinic (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Patients and staff of an isolated mental hospital are being killed off by a hooded maniac who stalks the halls. (86 mins.)
 
45.
The New York Ripper (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
46.
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them. (103 mins.)
 
47.
The Psychic (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it... (95 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
48.
La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach... (103 mins.)
 
49.
A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country. (106 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
50.
The Lady in Red Kills Seven Times (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired... (100 mins.)
 
51.
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police... (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
52.
Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat. (95 mins.)
 
53.
The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its claws dipped in curare. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Pastore
 
54.
Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared. (97 mins.)
Director: Aldo Lado
 
55.
The Sister of Ursula (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
While searching for their estranged mother, two beautiful sisters, Dagmar and Ursula, arrive at a luxurious seaside hotel. At the same time, a mysterious killer starts murdering promiscuous women in the area. (96 mins.)
Director: Enzo Milioni
 
56.
La bestia uccide a sangue freddo (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women. (96 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
57.
Smile Before Death (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After the death of her mother under strange circumstances, a teenage girl quickly begins to suspect that her recently widowed stepfather may be involved. (85 mins.)
Director: Silvio Amadio
 
58.
Spasmo (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying... (94 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
59.
Blade of the Ripper (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
60.
Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor.... (98 mins.)
Director: Andrea Bianchi
 
61.
The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young prostitute is found brutally killed and is up to detective Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) the investigation of the case, as the search progress he uncovers a girls trafficking ring with connections to powerful people. (100 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
62.
Tenebre (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. (101 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
63.
The Third Eye (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young count who lives with his dominant and jealous mother, begins in a downward spiral into madness after his fiancée dies in an accident - or it wasn't an accident? (98 mins.)
Director: James Warren
 
64.
Torso (1973)
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Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... (89 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
65.
Calling All Police Cars (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Story about a young girl, the daughter a prominent doctor. When the girl goes missing her father gets the police to jump into action because of his class status and wealth. (95 mins.)
Director: Mario Caiano
 
66.
A Bay of Blood (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... (84 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
67.
Watch Me When I Kill (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer... (95 mins.)
Director: Antonio Bido
 
68.
The Weekend Murders (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A family goes to a British estate to hear the reading of a will and while there they are murdered one by one. (98 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
 
69.
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer. (96 mins.)
 
70.
What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore... (103 mins.)
 
71.
Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor... (90 mins.)
Director: Aldo Lado
 
72.
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination... (96 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino