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Retro Review: The Killer Must Kill Again

23 November 2011 12:24 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fresh off of directing The Neighbor episode of Dario Argento’s Door Into Darkness, Luigi Cozzi co-wrote and directed, The Killer Must Kill Again. The film was shot in 1973 but released theatrically two years later in 1975.

George Hilton stars as Giorgio Mainardi, the husband of a wealthy socialite (Tere Velasquez) in an unhappy marriage. One night he comes across a man (Michel Antoine), pushing a car with a dead body into a canal.

Seizing upon the opportunity to solve his problem, and inherit a ton of cash in the doing, he blackmails the murderer to murder his wife or else he will go to the police with what he knows. This setup echoes Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, and the killer even has a distinctive lighter, as does Robert Walker’s character in Hitchcock’s film. In this case the lighter is emblazoned with the initials “D.A.” a »

- Derek Botelho

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Fight for Horror Supremacy Week 4

26 October 2011 11:39 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For the horror buff, Fall is the best time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and a feeling of death hangs on the air. Here at Sound on Sight we have some of the biggest horror fans you can find. We are continually showcasing the best of genre cinema, so we’ve decided to put our horror knowledge and passion to the test in a horror watching contest. Each week in October, Ricky D, James Merolla and Justine Smith will post a list of the horror films they have watched. By the end of the month, the person who has seen the most films wins. Prize Tbd.

Justine Smith (9 viewings) Total of 40 viewings


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Directed by Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the best horror films ever made, in competition with Possession, The Exorcist, The Birds and Suspiria. »

- Ricky

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Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made: Part 6: Best (Italian) Giallo Films

25 October 2011 11:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The term “giallo” initially referred to cheap yellow paperbacks (printed American mysteries from writers such as Agatha Christie), that were distributed in post-fascist Italy. Applied to cinema, the genre is comprised of equal parts early pulp thrillers, mystery novels, with a willingness to gleefully explore onscreen sex and violence in provocative, innovative ways. Giallos are strikingly different from American crime films: they value style and plot over characterization, and tend towards unapologetic displays of violence, sexual content, and taboo exploration. The genre is known for stylistic excess, characterized by unnatural yet intriguing lighting techniques, convoluted plots, red herrings, extended murder sequences, excessive bloodletting, stylish camerawork and unusual musical arrangements. Amidst the ‘creative kill’ set-pieces are thematic undercurrents along with a whodunit element, usually some sort of twist ending. Here is my list of the best giallo films – made strictly by Italian directors, so don’t expect Black Swan, Amer or »

- Ricky

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Michele Soavi Planning Sequel To Dellamorte Dellamore And More

25 January 2011 12:23 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

And now for a sweet bit of news. Reportedly Michele Soavi, the director behind “Dellamorte Dellamore”, released as “Cemetery Man” in much of the world, is preparing to return to the horror movie scene with a sequel to his widely acclaimed 1994 horror/comedy/romance. Soavi left the industry after “Dellamorte” in order to tend to his ailing child. He directed some television between 1999 and 2007, as well as 2006’s “Arrivederci Amore, Ciao”, a gangster tale, and 2008’s historical drama “Il Sangue Dei Vinti”. Fellow Italian genre director Luigi Cozzi (“The Killer Must Kill Again”) says of his friend, “Michele has told me that he has started to write the script for a special horror project he plans to shoot between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012: a sequel to his Gothic masterpiece “Dellamorte Dellamore”, a.k.a. “Cemetery Man”…He’s going to produce it himself and wants it to really be a great, »

- Brent McKnight

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