Blood and Black Lace
Directed by Mario Bava
When young model, Isabella, is murdered by a masked killer, the employees of a chic Italian fashion house find themselves the next targets of the mysterious assailant. A missing diary, a torrid affair, deception and backstabbing are all potential motives for the fashion house slayings. This seminal thriller by legendary Italian filmmaker, Mario Bava, became the blueprint for giallo cinema with its visually arresting colour scheme, set piece murders and convoluted plot. A great influence on fellow Italian director, Dario Argento, BLOOD AND BLACK LACE went on to shape Italian horror, as well as the slasher film of the 1980s. Contains violence and gore.
A masked killer terrorizes a chic fashion house in Mario Bava's seminal giallo.
Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini
One of, if not the best, giallos of all time. Ultimately, the film that inspired the American slasher genre. Beautifully shot and a classic that all should enjoy.
What can I say, one of, if not the best Giallo ever. Beautifully shot.
For my money the greatest giallo ever made. Sorry, Dario.
One of the few classic giallos that's actually a complete movie on a dramatic level (as well as a stylistic stunner). Essential and beautiful.
Important step in Italian horror. Worth watching. It’s a strong and stylish film.