30 best giallo films by MANIACby jelvuk81 | created - 29 Apr 2013 | updated - 13 Jan 2015 | Public
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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. The Evil Eye (1963)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
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.
4. 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.
5. Suspiria (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
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.
7. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
GP | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American expatriate in Rome witnesses an attempted murder that is connected to an ongoing killing spree in the city, and conducts his own investigation despite himself and his girlfriend being targeted by the killer.
Votes: 18,167 | Gross: $0.42M
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An industrialist invites his colleagues and their wives to relax on his private island so they can exploit the monetary value of one of the guests' revolutionary resin formula, but a killer within the group disrupts the proceedings.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Sleepless (2001)
R | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An older, retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer who's resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year period.
15. StageFright (1987)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A series of murders are committed near the estate of a degenerate author and his wife.
17. 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.
19. 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 »
20. 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.
21. The Whip and the Body (1963)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Romance
The ghost of a sadistic nobleman attempts to rekindle his romance with his terrorized, masochistic former lover, who is unwillingly affianced to his brother.
22. 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 »
23. 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.
24. What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
25. Dressed to Kill (1980)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.
Votes: 35,427 | Gross: $31.90M
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
R | 87 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.
29. Tenebrae (1982)
R | 101 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
30. The Psychic (1977)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.