Guide to Grindhouse Genres: Gialloby Mewsdragonball | created - 15 Sep 2012 | updated - 15 Sep 2012 | Public
Giallo: Italian Murder-Mystery Thrillers
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1. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Not Rated | 78 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
2. 5 donne per l'assassino (1974)
95 min | Mystery, Thriller
Thriller about a reporter who comes home from an overseas assignment to find his baby in the hospital and his wife dead. The baby isn't his, the reporter learns from his doctor friend Lydia... See full summary »
7. Autopsy (1975)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
9. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black ... See full summary »
10. La casa con la scala nel buio (1983)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
11. Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta (1976)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal ... See full summary »
13. Solamente nero (1978)
Not Rated | 109 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
14. The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller
Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is ... See full summary »
15. La coda dello scorpione (1971)
Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
16. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
GP | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
17. Gli occhi freddi della paura (1971)
Not Rated | 91 min | Thriller
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.
19. Death Walks at Midnight (1972)
Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller
Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally ... See full summary »
20. La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (1971)
Not Rated | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris, is questioned by the police about some missing diamonds but she... See full summary »
21. Death Will Have Your Eyes (1974)
93 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
22. Deep Red (1975)
R | 126 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
24. The Designated Victim (1971)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A wealthy, decadent count convinces a disillusioned playboy that they shall murder one another's relatives, to get away with the perfect crime. The count murders the playboy's unpleasant ... See full summary »
25. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
27. Eye in the Labyrinth (1972)
95 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
29. Giornata nera per l'ariete (1971)
Not Rated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
An alcoholic journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer after the police make him a suspect in their investigation.
30. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (1970)
Not Rated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman in debt as he works to bring a new product to market. They met through Dominique, ... See full summary »
31. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)
PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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?
32. The French Sex Murders (1972)
83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
33. Giallo a Venezia (1979)
91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
35. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
37. In the Folds of the Flesh (1970)
92 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
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.
38. L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller
Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora. Unfortunately, a thrill-seeking young couple steal the killer's car with Nora's ... See full summary »
39. The Killer with a Thousand Eyes (1973)
83 min | Crime, Thriller
A british undercover special agent is assigned to investigate the death of a colleague in Lisbon, where he finds out that his colleague was very close to uncover a gang of drug smugglers. ... See full summary »
41. Il coltello di ghiaccio (1972)
91 min | Mystery, Thriller
As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now... See full summary »
42. Macabro (1980)
Unrated | 89 min | Horror
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.
43. The Man with Icy Eyes (1971)
95 min | Drama, Thriller
A state senator is murdered outside his home, and the police arrest a strange man described as having "icy eyes" for the crime. An Italian reporter finds a stripper who claims to have been ... See full summary »
45. The New York Ripper (1982)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
47. The Psychic (1977)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth ... See full summary »
48. La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (1977)
Not Rated | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller
Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry... See full summary »
49. Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968)
R | 106 min | Drama, Horror
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.
50. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)
PG | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »
51. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)
Unrated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »
52. Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
53. Sette scialli di seta gialla (1972)
R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
55. The Sister of Ursula (1978)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
57. Il sorriso della iena (1972)
85 min | Horror, Thriller
After the death of her mother under strange circumstances, a teenage girl quickly begins to suspect that her recently widowed stepfather may be involved.
58. Spasmo (1974)
R | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller
Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »
59. Blade of the Ripper (1971)
R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
60. Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller
When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by... See full summary »
61. The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
62. Tenebre (1982)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
63. The Third Eye (1966)
98 min | Thriller, Horror
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?
64. Torso (1973)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.
65. ...a tutte le auto della polizia... (1975)
95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
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.
67. Watch Me When I Kill (1977)
R | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller
A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer, and when her boyfriend tries to discover who the ... See full summary »
69. La polizia chiede aiuto (1974)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Horror
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.
70. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In London, the Italian gym teacher Enrico 'Henry' Rosseni is having a love affair with his eighteen year-old student Elizabeth Seccles, who is the daughter of the owner of the Catholic ... See full summary »
71. Chi l'ha vista morire? (1972)
Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »