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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Monday, September 24, 2012


 Probably more interesting as a historical footnote than an entertaining film, this is the movie most film experts point to as having started the giallo sub-genre of Italian films. Since this is the first and it's the early 60's we don't get a lot of the staples of the later more slasher-movie type of films. There's nothing at all graphic here and it's really a more straightforward mystery/thriller than a horror film. It also feels a whole lot like director Mario Bava is more interested in imitating Alfred Hitchcock's style than mastering his own which he would go on to do with his more gothic flicks made around this same time. It is an interesting starting point though and worth a watch. Probably more fun for fans of Hitchcock suspense tales or anyone that wants to see a young John Saxon in action. This was retitled THE EVIL EYE by AIP in America and they tried to play up a supernatural angle which doesn't really exist in the film.

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