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Blood and Black Lace (1964)
"Sei donne per l'assassino" (original title)

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Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods.

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Ariana Gorini ...
Dante DiPaolo ...
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Luciano Pigozzi ...
Lea Lander ...
Greta (as Lea Krugher)
Massimo Righi ...
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Giuliano Raffaelli ...
Harriet Medin ...
Clarice (as Harriet White Medin)
Mary Carmen ...
Model (as Mara Carmosino)
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Isabella, a young model is murdered by a mysterious masked figure at a boarding house run by Max Morlacchi and his lover Countess Cristiana Como. When Isabella's boyfriend is suspected of the killing, her diary, which apparently has some incriminating evidence linking her to the killer, dissapears, the masked killer begins killing off all the models in and around the house to find the diary. Written by Anonymous

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Actress Mary Arden wrote most of the English dialog for the film, as she was the only English-speaking member of the production and the film was being shot in English for overseas marketing. See more »

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Landmark giallo film and a Bava highlight.
7 March 2008 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Influential killer thriller from Italian horror master Mario Bava is a stylish genre landmark.

A faceless murderer is killing models associated with a fashion house. Who is the killer and what is their deadly vendetta?

Blood and Black Lace is one of the solid forerunners of the Italian giallo genre. It has all the classic elements of a classic giallo - a gloved killer, beautiful victims, a mystery plot, scandals etc. All of which is wrapped around Bava's lovely, colorful direction. The plot itself turns on a well written mystery that builds some good suspense and is dashed with an array of intense murder scenes. The jazzy, atmospheric music score is also a nice touch and the performances of the cast aren't bad.

Over all, an entertaining early giallo and one of Bava's best contributions to Italian horror. A must see for giallo fans.

*** out of ****


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