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Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Serena Grandi, Daria Nicolodi, Vanni Corbellini
Macabro (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny
Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

When a female rock band use an infamous old piece of sheet music to record their new album in an old mansion, they accidentally open a portal to hell.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Daria Nicolodi, Jasmine Maimone, Pascal Persiano
Il gioko (TV Movie 1989)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Diana inizia a insegnare in una scuola prestigiosa, dopo aver subito un trauma anni prima. Ben presto però accadono piccoli fatti inquietanti e scopre che l'insegnante che l'aveva preceduta... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Alessandra Acciai, Jean Hebert, Viola Simoncioni
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora. Unfortunately, a thrill-seeking young couple steal the killer's car with Nora's ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: George Hilton, Antoine Saint-John, Femi Benussi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano
Demons 2 (1986)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo
Devil Fish (1984)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, Gianni Garko
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of skiers in Northern Italy land in a huge crevasse where they find the body of a long dead girl covered by a mask. Out of curiosity and nothing better to do they remove the mask ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Giovanni Guidelli, Debora Caprioglio, Stanko Molnar
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man becomes aware that his wife has been having an affair resulting in a violent argument. Shortly afterward she is murdered and he becomes the chief suspect.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Valeria D'Obici, Leonardo Treviglio, Paolo Malco
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Lamberto Bava
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Matteo Gazzolo ...
 Rosso 27 (15 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lea Martino ...
 Loredana, the radio operator (15 episodes, 1987-1988)
Antonella Vitale ...
 Calypso 9 (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
Franco Cerri ...
 Tango 28 (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
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"Dario Argento's Nightmares" and 15-minute mysteries
6 October 2014 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

Back in the tasteless '80s, "Maestro of the Macabre" Dario Argento produced a giallo-esque Italian TV series called TURNO DI NOTTE (Night Shift 1987) and directed a bunch of three-minute vignettes called "Dario Argento's Nightmares" which opened each show. The series mixed TAXI CAB CONFESSIONS with ONE MINUTE MYSTERY in quarter-hour episodes directed by genre faves Lamberto Bava (6) and later Luigi Cozzi (9).

Each episode (with titles like "Death Is Fashionable", "Giallo Christmas", and "Lights Camera Death") features one of three cabbies (a young man "Red 27", a young woman "Calypso 9", an old man "Tango 28") who solve murders either they or their passengers get involved in by remembering little details the viewer is also privy to. All of the assorted murders are pretty easy to figure out but they're not the only crimes on display- the garish colors, hideous fashions, big frizzy hair, and contemporary pop tunes can also be charged with assaulting the senses. There's a "ghost cab" that wends its way through the series as well and it's raison d'etre is finally revealed in the out-of-this-world final episode.

Cozzi's entries are gorier and more imaginative than Bava's which would seem to indicate he was brought in to rescue a flagging series. Welcome guest stars include Asia Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Brett Halsey, and Corinne Cléry as herself in a Cinecettà-set episode.


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