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Sei donne per l'assassino
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Blood and Black Lace -- Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods.

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Director:
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Marcello Fondato (story)
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Release Date:
7 April 1965 (USA) See more »
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The greatest shocks ever filmed See more »
Plot:
Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cinematic masterpiece.......Oh Yeah Baby See more (62 total) »

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Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
Marcello Fondato (story and screenplay)

Giuseppe Barilla (collaboration) &
Mario Bava (collaboration)

Produced by
Alfredo Mirabile .... producer
Massimo Patrizi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
 
Cinematography by
Ubaldo Terzano 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Costume Design by
Tina Grani 
 
Makeup Department
Marisa Laganga .... hair stylist
Emilio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Benito Caripi .... production manager
Armando Govoni .... production manager
Franco Grifeo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Priscilla Contardi .... assistant director
Cristina Grieco .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Arrigo Breschi .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Vittorio Trentino .... sound
 
Stunts
Goffredo Unger .... stunt double: Masked Killer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Mancini .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Lina Caterini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
 
Other crew
Luciana Loschiavo .... script supervisor
Piero Speziali .... accountant
 

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Also Known As:
"Sei donne per l'assassino" - Italy (original title)
"Six Women for the Murderer" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
88 min | USA:84 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The German titles for the film were 'Bloody Silk' and 'The Masked Strangler'See more »
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Inspector Silvester:Perhaps the sight of beauty makes him lose control of himself, so he kills.See more »

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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Cinematic masterpiece.......Oh Yeah Baby, 7 February 2005
Author: Prof-Hieronymos-Grost from Ireland

A Fashion House is being plagued by a mysterious masked serial killer who is picking the girls off one by one in a variety of gruesome ways…Why this Maniac is killing these girls is academic to the plot, as this film is STYLE driven and what style it is too…..we are of course as in any good thriller suspicious of everyone…Is the Killer a Man a Woman or is there more than one Killer….Bava takes great pleasure in teasing us into believing all of these at some stage……This is the Third film in my indoctrination into Mario Bava and it is again no disappointment…..Bava's use of light and shadow and of mirrors and reflection is stunning and never has colour been used so brilliantly and not just gaudy reds blues purples yellows but subtle use of pastels too……The fashion scene is perfect for Bava's visual flair with its very beautiful models and Haute Couture and both are given sublime treatment…….The score is also very memorable and reminiscent of Henry Mancini at his best……The killer bears an uncanny resemblance to Freddie Krueger only much better…..now don't tell me he wasn't an influence on the makers of Nightmare on elm street…..Even though this was dubbed it has one of the best dubbings I have seen and is not intrusive on the film…. You know some times you hear of certain directors or films that are just Brilliant Magnificent or Unmissable and How often have you been disappointed and wondered what the fuss was all about....Mario Bava is not in that category....He is a master of style and cinema.....To tell you I was dumbfounded by the films I have seen so far is an understatement....I was expecting cheap nasty gory and under-produced films that had some charm..... but what I got is one of the greatest and most sumptuous of Cinematic experiences....The Man truly is a Cinematic God...He is the Orson Welles of Horror and that means a lot coming from me……this film is Simply Wonderful

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