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
It had it's moments.
I guess this film definitely had it’s moments for being an 80’s thriller/horror. The music, the creepy house, and of course the murder scenes. However, the dialogue was rather awkward at times and cringy. The ending was definitely unexpected at (for me at least) and odd. Overall, I can see the story having potential. I’m sure a modern version of this could be even better.
The opening is good, the music is good, and a few great kill scenes make this watchable. However the story is very disjointed, I felt like a lot of stuff got lost in translation because at times the actions/dialogue make no sense. And the ending feels offensive.
Good kills and good story, but found it dragged on a little too long.
some real nasty kills in this one. shocked me.