Best Giallo movie


#1

It’s got to be an Argento hasn’t it?


#2

Yes


#3

What about Lucio Fulci or Mario Brava FFS :rage:

(It’s clearly Suspiria or Profondo Rosso tbh tbf…)


#4

It’s suspiria of course

Deep red is a really bad film. Not sure why it’s rated. Quite a drab looking film by Argento’s standards and a nonsensical story.


#5

I’m guessing not this though, even it is argento…:

Supposed to be pretty bad, anyone actually seen it?


#6

I’d allow a Bava but Fulci is pretty second rate

the Beyond is good though


#7

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is my favourite, but any giallo that features glass architecture is automatically the best


#8

*film


#9

#10

Love The Bird With The Crystal Plumage and Suspiria. Can’t choose between them


#11

@whiterussian to thread


#12

Ugggh, there’s so many. I’ve felt a distinct lack of these kinds of films in my life recently. Must get back on it.


#13

Suspiria (and The Beyond) is categorically not a giallo. Gialli are murder mysteries that don’t really involve the supernatural.
LOL at saying Deep Red is drab. Also, all gialli are convoluted!!! That’s what makes it a giallo - it needs to have an investigation with loads of red herrings and ridiculous twists. And preferably a nude cocktail party in a completely glass room where everyone is drinking a half pint of J&B.


#14

Didn’t know that

You think deep red is a good film though?

Suspiria is utterly ridiculous but a sensual delight…deep red is just…meh


#15

Buffalo 66


#16

The only bad thing about it is there are some dodgy dated comedy scenes. It’s one of the best horror films. The soundtrack is incredible and the sense of place/layout is really evocative.

Look at this beautiful gif I found:


#17

Hilariously awful. Brody disowned it. You would have thought he would have upped his acting chops seeing as he essentially has two roles in it.


#18

Think my favourite Argento film is the Stendhal Syndrome. Not even sure it’s good but I really like it for some reason.


#19

Argento’s animal trilogy; The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, The Cat O’ Nine Tails & Four Flies on Grey Velvet are where it’s at. I also like A Lizard In a Woman’s Skin by Fulci, pretty much anything with Edwige Fenech in ( Your Vice is a locked Room and Only I have the Key, The Case of the Bloody Iris, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh…) and a couple of lesser known ones in The Fifth Cord and The Spider Labyrinth. Deep Red and Tenebre aren’t as good as I want them to be. Suspiria and Footprints on the Moon are amazing but aren’t true giallo. The Editor from a couple of years ago is one to watch once you’ve watched most of these here, a real giallo lovers hot take!


#20

Anyone who doesnt say Suspiria is trying too hard tbh