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Delirium (1987)

Le foto di Gioia (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 10 April 1987 (Italy)
A former hooker runs a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally increasing the magazine's output) and supplies the mistress with ... See full summary »


Lamberto Bava


Luciano Martino (story), Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Serena Grandi ... Gioia
Daria Nicolodi ... Evelyn
Vanni Corbellini Vanni Corbellini ... Tony
David Brandon ... Roberto
George Eastman ... Alex
Trine Michelsen Trine Michelsen ... Kim (as Katrine Michelsen)
Karl Zinny ... Mark
Lino Salemme ... Inspector Corsi
Sabrina Salerno ... Sabrina
Capucine ... Flora
Loredana Petricca Loredana Petricca
Lionello Pio Di Savoia Lionello Pio Di Savoia ... Dr. Lorenzi
Beatrice Kruger ... (as Béatrice Kruger)
Gianni Franco
Marcia Sedoc Marcia Sedoc ... Kelly


A former hooker runs 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 X

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Ella provocaba bajas pasiones que terminaban en depravación, horror y muerte... (Mexico)


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Release Date:

10 April 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Delirium: Photo of Gioia See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shooting began on 15th September 1986. See more »


During the photo-shoot scene, the photographer snaps away with his old-style Nikon camera without a winder. Without winding the film forward between photos. Also, there are no flashlights present, and the ambient light is way too weak to produce a usable image on film. See more »


References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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It Was an OK Giallo
23 August 2006 | by CMRKeyboadistSee 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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