A Blade in the Dark
Directed by Lamberto Bava
In Lamberto Bava’s second contribution to the giallo genre, a psychopath stalks a composer who’s writing the score for a horror film. After the film’s director sets Bruno up in a stylish house, he begins working on the Goblin-esque score, not realizing that a real maniac is slicing up women all over the property. Bruno soon learns the film holds the key to catching the killer, and that he and his girlfriend are in grave danger. Bava follows the footsteps of his famous father, serving up a stylish slasher filled with memorable murders and a Hitchcockian finale.
A psychopath stalks a composer who’s writing the score for a horror film.
Cast: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo
Kind of boring.
Fartknocka27 enjoyed it, that's all that matters. You can tell Lamberto Bava definitely is his father's son. The Bava shot's are all there, such as the eye closeup. The kills aren't as cool as say A Bay of Blood, but this movie still rocks IMO, and Fartknocka27's opinion is the only one that counts. Watch it!
Enjoyable derivative flawed Giallo. Perfect for a late night groggy watch.
Gender issues addressed felt exploitative rather than integrated and told authentically and carefully. It’s riff on Psycho is cool and the score kicks ass!
Unimpressed. Deeply problematic tropes, very predictable plot, and the dub is what you'd expect for a low budget film. I appreciate the style of giallo, but this isn't a great intro to the genre. Pass it up for something better.