Giallo is a typically strained Italian contribution to a spectrum of genres. From our point of view, it is the perfect material for our midnight section.
See for yourself: a mysterious masked murderer / a butcher in red gloves chasing the defenceless victims, mostly women, among glamorous sets. Blood pools that are redder than red, stylized camera, Morricone’s or Goblins’ music and a little bit of erotica.
You can look forward to both iconic classics and true midnight oddities: Mario Bava’s Six Women For The Murderer, a Kafkaesque giallo film set in Prague during the times of normalization (Aldo Lado’s Short Night of Glass Dolls), Dario Argento’s Tenebrae or the extremes of the bloody classics (Lucio Fulci and Sergio Martino). Last but not least, we will discuss the influence of giallo films on world or contemporary cinema.