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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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Marcello Fondato (story)
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Release Date:
7 April 1965 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Landmark giallo film and a Bava highlight. 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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Additional Details

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 title of the film for its release in Denmark was 'Red Nights of the Iron Hand', referring to the metal weapon used in Nicole's murder.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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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Landmark giallo film and a Bava highlight., 7 March 2008
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

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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