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blood and black lace (1964) review


okay so i am fairly new to giallo, I've seen suspiria, bird with the crystal plumage, and deep red, but i've not really ever delved properly into the genre. i wasn't expecting much as it is a fairy low budget film from the 60s, but boy was i pleasantly surprised.

i knew going into this that it would be very colourful and stylised, perhaps style over substance, and i would say that there's some truth to that; style is a big element of the film, however i think that style is just as important as anything else, after all film is a visual medium. now i will say that some may complain about bad acting BUT it's important to note that the original actors are very good, it's just the english dub that ruins it a bit. if lacklustre voiceovers kill the mood of a movie for you, please watch this in italian but with subtitles, i promise you'll enjoy it so much more.

now onto the actual movie, after a slow start, the intrigue starts. and so does the large amount of women having their tops ripped off. i swear i cannot think of a single death in this movie (where it's the models being killed) where their top isn't either already off, or ripped off in the process of being killed.
bodies are piling up left, right, and centre, and there is actually quite a graphic torture scene for a film from the early 60s. every character you start to suspect as the killer ends up having an alibi and you are stuck wondering if it will even be a killer from the main cast.

then comes the reveal: two killers!!!!
scream wasn't as original as they claimed to be haha

anyways i won't say who the killers are because even if you don't care about spoilers this movie is probably best enjoyed if you don't know who's killing people off.

overall 9/10 GO WATCH IT!!

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