A Blade in the Dark

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

Member Reviews

There are some good, creepy touches, and Bava does a good job making it look nice. But the dialogue is painful, the characters are all dull, shallow, stupid and obnoxious, and I figured out who the killer was by the halfway mark. Don't waste your time. Watch "Deep Red" or "Torso" instead.

DoctorMenard
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1 week ago

The best by Lamberto Bava I've been

nolet
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1 week ago

Almost turned it off in the first minute when it opened up with that fuckin kid actor who played bob in house by the cemetery but I kept it on and thankfully he is not in it lol. Cool story concept Good soundtrack and some decent kills if you like the genre give er a go

hogansmith
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3 weeks ago

brings back my nostalgia from the 80’s. Giallo at its most effective. I like Demons better, but slasher it’s very good. The genre is an acquired taste of film

vinylost
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3 weeks ago

Extremely stylish slasher. Mostly for the gialli lovers in the crowd.

PinkDruidess
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1 month ago