Black Belly of the Tarantula
Directed by Paolo Cavara
A policeman hunts a serial killer who paralyzes his victims before slaying them in this cult giallo hit from MONDO CANE director Paolo Cavara. Italian heartthrob Giancarlo Giannini (HANNIBAL) stars as Inspector Tellini, who’s drawn into the web of a psycho who cuts open his frozen female victims, the same way a rare wasp kills a tarantula. Throw in a mysterious women’s spa, three (yes, three!) Bond girls, and a must-hear score by Ennio Morricone and you’ve got a recipe for a grade-A giallo, as stylish and scary as a killer in a crisp black trench coat.
A policeman hunts a serial killer who paralyzes his victims before slaying them.
Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet
Not bad. The story was fairly unique for the time, the music was good. It kind of meandered around, though.
I was very excited to watch this, but it let me down. The music is great, the idea is original, the camerawork is great and the death scenes are suspenseful, but I find this movie very boring. It has some pacing problems and sloppy editing, but not a bad watch overall. Average.
stylish sets, costumes, score
Very good movie, it was suspenseful and intriguing and the characters were interesting. I like giallos
Good film, some plot points I felt didn’t make much sense by the end but it was entertaining