Archive for giallo

Goregirl’s Dungeon on YouTube: Piero Umiliani – Luna d’agosto

Posted in Italy, movies with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2013 by goregirl

A long past due slideshow of the lovely Edwige Fenech with music from Mario Bava’s 1970 film 5 Dolls for an August Moon – Piero Umiliani – Luna d’agosto. How could I not have posted a slideshow of Edwige Fenech images before now? Introducing the Giallo-licious Ms. Edwige Fenech…

Goregirl’s Dungeon on YouTube: Ennio Morricone – Una lucertola con la pelle di donna

Posted in horror, Italy, movies with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by goregirl

No more 90s soundtracks! I have had enough of bloody 90s soundtracks!! Here is a track that is music to my ears from Lucio Fulci’s sexy and trippy film Lizard in a Woman’s Skin.

Una lucertola con la pelle di donna – Ennio Morricone. Music and images from Lucio Fulci’s 1971 film Lizard in a Woman’s Skin.

Trailer for Dario Argento’s GIALLO

Posted in horror, Italy, movies, Trailer with tags , on April 7, 2009 by goregirl

Check out the trailer for Dario Argento’s “GIALLO” being released this year. It stars Adrien Brody and Emmanuelle Seigner. I am pretty damned psyched for this one!

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? – The Dungeon Review!

Posted in horror, Italy, movies with tags , , , , on March 29, 2009 by goregirl

what-have-you-done-to-solangeA married teacher is having an affair with one of his students. While the two are getting frisky in the park, the student thinks she spies a possible murder. It is confirmed when a dead student turns up shortly after. When a string of other deaths with the same M.O. occur the police suspect the amourous teacher. In an attempt to clear his name, he does a little investigating of his own and learns of a woman named Solange whose shocking secret may be linked to the murders. The storyline sounds typical but they put in plenty of twists and turns to make it interesting. There are some genuinely suprising moments throughtout and an absolutely wicked ending. The film quality is excellent. The cinematographer is Joe D’amato who directed the infamously brutal “Antropophagus” as well as alot of really crappy horror porn. D’amato’s work in this film is quite impressive. The great Italian composer, Ennio Morricone does the score for this film and adds a perfect moody tension. Generally speaking the cast perform well but there are a few incidents of “over-acting” which comes off just a bit cheesy. A very solid giallo.

In case you aren’t familiar with the term “giallo” it is the Word for yellow in Italian. The yellow they are referring to is the color of the covers of pulp fiction novels. It has become an umbrella term for Italian horror and thrillers. Giallo as a genre seen huge international success mainly in the 1970’s. Generally when you see references to the greatest Giallo’s they are films from this decade and occasionally the early 1980’s. Solange is an excellent representation of the
genre and should not be missed. Highly recommended!

Dungeon Review: 4/5

Directed By: Massimo Dallamano

Starring: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger, Günther Stoll, Claudia Butenuth, Camille Keaton, Maria Monti, Giancarlo Badessi and Pilar Castel
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