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Delirium (1987)

Le foto di Gioia (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 10 April 1987 (Italy)
This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally ... See full summary »

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Gioia (It.) / Gloria (Eng.)
Daria Nicolodi ...
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Tony
David Brandon ...
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Alex
Trine Michelsen ...
Kim (as Katrine Michelsen)
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Loredana Petricca
Lionello Pio Di Savoia
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Gianni Franco
Marcia Sedoc ...
Kelly
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This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally increasing the magazine's output) and supplies the mistress with pictures of their disfigured corpses taken in front of her semi-nude posters visible in the background. Is she going to be the psycho's next victim? Written by Igor Shvetsov <igoryok@dialup.ptt.ru>

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It Was an OK Giallo
23 August 2006 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

The Italian giallo is an interesting type of movie. I have seen many good films from this category including films like "Deep Red", "New York Ripper" or "Eyeball. "Delirium" is an interesting film from Mario Bava's son Lamberto, who also directed "Demons" 1 and 2. I had heard of this movie for many years but never really got the chance to see it, and many people had told me that this isn't a great film. Well, it wasn't exactly a great film, but, if you like a ton of nudity, some violence, and a plot that was predictable from the start of the movie, you should like this.

The story is about a woman named Gloria who runs an adult magazine. When friends and employees turn up dead she becomes frightened that the killer is out to get her.

Of course, that is just a little bit about the movie. What makes this a fun movie is all of the different Italian actors that end up in it. We have Serena Grandi playing as the volumptuous Gloria. Daria Nicoladi from Dario Argento fame playing a close friend of Gloria's in the movie. Joe Damato's good friend George Eastman makes a some what small appearance in the movie. Karl Zinny from Demons plays a pervert in a wheelchair. And Lino Salemme from both Demons films plays a detective in this film. So it has its fare share of familiar faces.

I had thought this movie would be gorier considering this is Lamberto Bava we are talking about here. But we do have a few decent scenes of bloody mayhem, but not much. More or less, this is a movie just to see a lot of big breasted women take off their clothes, and I would be lying if I said that was a bad thing.

All in all, it was a decent giallo. Not the best, but definitely not the worst. 6/10


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