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Giallos I Want To Watch & Giallos I Have Watched

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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
1 out of 5

Some people really like this, I guess? I remember hating it. It's been awhile so I might rewatch in the future.
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People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
4 out of 5 - Watched 2015
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4.5 out of 5

Higher on suspense than gore. Considered proto-giallo but not technically one. A lot of people find this boring, but I liked it. Don't bother with the 2010 remake.
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5 out of 5 - Rewatched 2016

One of my favorites.
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People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6
3.5 out of 5
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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
3.5 out of 5 - Watched 1/2016
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
2.5 out of 5 - Watched 10/15/2016
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
1.5 out of 5 - Watched 3/26/15

I might've rated this too low & plan to rewatch in the near future.
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People who added this item 606 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Deep Red (1975)
5 out of 5 - Watched 6/14/16. Rewatched 2021.

I really liked this the first time, but I rated it even higher on rewatch. It might be more of a 4.5 than a true 5. That one scene (you'll know) really haunts the dreams.
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People who added this item 741 Average listal rating (427 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
5 out of 5

Classic.

I wouldn't recommend watching this with your family, but are people regularly watching these types of films with their family? Anyway, there's one reeeeeeeeally long and graphic sex scene. I cannot emphasize enough how unending it was, and I didn't need to see that much of Donald Sutherland.
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3.5 out of 5 - Watched 9/13/2016

Usually, women are the target victims in this genre, but this film interestingly switches that up to young boys, instead.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
Neo-Giallo

2 out of 5
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Another proto-giallo.

3 out of 5
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
3.5 out of 5 - Rewatched 2021

Almost a 4 because it creates an effectively creepy mood but the pacing was uneven imho. Identity of the killer is apparent (or at least easy to guess) at least halfway through. Your mileage may vary.
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
Malignant (2020)
Neo-Giallo

4 out of 5 - Watched 9/12/21

Incredibly bizarre third act.
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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
3 out of 5

Pretty decent. Seemed especially lurid and exploitative even by giallo standards. Mostly interesting to see how gross Times Square was in the 1980's. This is the Donald Duck killer one.
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Opera (1987)
1 out of 5

I haven't seen this since the early 00's, so I might need to give this one a rewatch. It was pretty wtf and had a good bit of body horror and that's all I remember.
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People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Phenomena (1985)
AKA Creepers

This is considered a classic of the genre, and it's pretty safe to call it 'essential viewing'. I haven't seen it for many years, so I'll hold off on my rating until I can rewatch. Argento. Bugs. Young Jennifer Connelly. What's not to like?
People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Psychic (1977)
AKA Seven Notes In Black

5 out of 5

One of my favorites. Not excessively gory outside of the opening scene. Overall, pretty restrained for Fulci. The killer isn't super hard to guess, but I enjoyed the journey. I rewatch this at least once a year.
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I have no memory of this movie other than the fact that I watched it once. Will have to rewatch before I rate it.
People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
1.5 out of 5 - Watched 2015
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
1.5 out of 5 - Watched 5/2016

Very high wtf factor. I don't remember anything else about this movie except it gave me some Eyes Wide Shut vibes.
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Unrated

I've fallen asleep 2x while trying to watch this. Might be the movie, might just be me. I'll rate it when I manage to make it through a sitting.
People who added this item 1188 Average listal rating (747 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Suspiria (1977)
5 out of 5

One of my favorites. Not technically a giallo, I think, but it gets on some lists.
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People who added this item 423 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Tenebre (1982)
5 out of 5

Classic. Great twists.
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Torso (1973)
4.5 out of 5 - Watched 2021

I really liked this one a lot. Holds your attention throughout and the last act is intense.
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3 out of 5 - Watched 2015. Rewatched 2021.

I tried to watch this 2x and lost interest somewhere in the middle. Finally made it through on the third watch. I watched it again in 2021 and bumped it up to a 3. Some really f*kced up kills in this one, although I don't think there was a ton of actual gore? I'm bad at judging. There seemed to be some plot threads left dangling. Maybe I watched a chopped-up cut of the film.
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2.5 out of 5 - Watched 2021

Just okay. Edwige Fenech being hot is clearly the main draw here. Some of the plot seemed nonsensical even for a giallo. The close-ups of the cat toward the end were hilarious to me. TBH, if you just enjoy complete wtfery (or watching Edwige Fenech getting busy with every other character in the movie aside from that cat), this could be rated higher.
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Giallos I Want To Watch

People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
Double Face (1969)
People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
AKA Death Walks On High Heels

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People who added this item 514 Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Ghost (1963)
People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Hotel Fear (1978)
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
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Giallo is a 20th-century Italian genre of literature and film, usually with mystery elements and often with slasher, supernatural horror or crime fiction elements. In Italy, the term simply denotes thrillers, typically of the crime fiction, mystery, and horror subgenres, regardless of the country of origin. In English-speaking countries, however, the term "giallo" is used to refer to a particular style of Italian-produced murder mystery film which often includes elements of horror fiction and eroticism (similar to the French fantastique genre). The genre began in the mid-to-late 1960s, peaked in popularity during the 1970s, and subsequently declined over the next few decades (though some examples continue to be produced). It has been considered to be a predecessor to and significant influence on, the later American slasher film genre. - Source

Are you watching a giallo? Is it set in Italy? Or in the USA or England, but everybody still seems vaguely Southern European? Are there lots of graphic, gruesome murders of women happening? A knife-wielding killer wearing black gloves? Where all you see of them is the knife and gloves? Is there an overall lascivious vibe, like the camera is the POV of someone's creepy uncle? Lots of gratuitous T & A? Sex galore? Does the movie sometimes feel like it's tripping on acid? Do YOU sometimes feel like you are tripping on acid? It might (just might) be a giallo! Or acid. I don't know you.

MY RATING SYSTEM:
5 out of 5 = Best, best of genre
4 out of 5 = Excellent, essential watching
3 out of 5 = Good, worth watching
2 out of 5 = Okay, don't go out of your way
1 out of 5 = Bad, don't bother

My ratings are completely subjective and very simple. Did I personally love the movie? Would I buy it on BR? Did it hold my interest? Does it add something interesting to the genre? 5 stars. Was it boring? Did I fall asleep? 1 star. I don't take gore/violence/sex/nudity into consideration in my reviews because they don't make or break a giallo for me. I might give extra points for particularly interesting kills, but I don't have af to give about sex/nudity. You'll have to look elsewhere for that information.

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