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

Unrated  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  7 April 1965 (USA)
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Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods.

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Eva Bartok ...
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Ariana Gorini ...
Nicole (as Arianna Gorini)
Dante DiPaolo ...
Mary Arden ...
Franco Ressel ...
Claude Dantes ...
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Lea Lander ...
Greta (as Lea Krugher)
Massimo Righi ...
Francesca Ungaro ...
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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Most of the male characters were dubbed by Paul Frees for the American release of this film. See more »

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Ahead of its time
22 March 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was undeniably a major influence on the Gaillo style of film and probably also on the later "body count" serial killer films.

In this film, a serial killer wearing a hose mask kills women brutally and viciously. The film sets up many likely candidates and well keeps one guessing and guessing. Great stuff!

Bava's color visuals also stand out and apart as usual. This is simply gorgeous to view.


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