The Best Giallo moviesby KevsHardLemonade | created - 18 Apr 2016 | updated - 19 May 2017 | Public
Giallo movies are Italian-produced murder-mystery horror thrillers usually a sub-genre of the horror genre which feature scenes of excessive violence – often originally choreographed – which blur the lines between art and exploitation cinema.
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1. Deep Red (1975)
R | 127 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.
2. Tenebrae (1982)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
4. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
GP | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American expatriate in Rome witnesses an attempted murder. He learns later that it's connected to an ongoing murder spree in the city, and decides to do his own investigation, despite being personally targeted by the killer.
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Not Rated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
The wife of a financially struggling businessman is blackmailed by a mysterious man into having a sadistic relationship with him, or he will release damning evidence which suggests that her husband is a murderer.
AKA Forbidden Photos Of a Lady Above Suspicion
6. A Bay of Blood (1971)
R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate.
AKA Twitch of the Death Nerve
7. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.
8. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller
The potentially unhinged daughter of a British politician is accused of killing her hedonistic neighbor after she witnesses the murder in a dream.
9. Torso (1973)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.
12. The New York Ripper (1982)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
13. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A series of victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp. The victims all seem to have a connection with a spa.
15. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
GP | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
17. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Unrated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »
18. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore. Other gruesome murders start occurring shortly thereafter, and the teacher suspects that he may be the cause of them.
19. The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.
20. Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller
When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by... See full summary »
21. Bloodstained Shadow (1978)
Not Rated | 109 min | Mystery, Thriller
The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest.
22. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A mystery novel-loving American tourist witnesses a murder in Rome, and soon finds herself and her suitor caught up in a series of killings.
AKA The Girl Who Knew Too Much
23. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A cleaver-wielding bridal designer murders various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma concerning the death of his mother.
24. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.
25. The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller
Having recently escaped the clutches of a hippie sex cult, a beautiful model is pursued by a serial killer whose previous victims include former occupants of her new apartment.
26. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
27. A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
28. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A rich, mentally unstable man who's obsessed with his deceased wife invites women to the family castle for a game of deadly S&M. He suddenly decides to get married to the beautiful Gladys, but does she have his best interests at heart?
AKA The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
29. The Fifth Cord (1971)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer who's been targeting people around him, while the police are considering him a suspect in their investigation.
30. Trauma (1993)
R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.
31. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)
PG | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »
32. Death Walks at Midnight (1972)
Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller
Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally ... See full summary »
33. So Sweet, So Dead (1972)
X | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.
34. One on Top of the Other (1969)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
After his sickly wife's sudden death of an asthma attack, an unscrupulous doctor discovers that she has a doppelgänger in the form of a burlesque dancer, not aware of the intricate scheme that's being weaved around him.
AKA Perversion Story
35. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.
AKA The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
36. Macabre (1980)
Unrated | 89 min | Horror
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.
37. Delirio caldo (1972)
Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller, War
A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.
38. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.
39. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Not Rated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller
A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.
41. The Sister of Ursula (1978)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
While searching for their estranged mother, two beautiful sisters, Dagmar and Ursula, arrive at a luxurious seaside hotel. At the same time, a mysterious killer starts murdering promiscuous women in the area.
42. Spasmo (1974)
R | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller
Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »