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
I'm freaking thrilled!!!!
beautiful stage cast
Essential viewing - a visually stunning early giallo.
Totally gorgeous, lush colors, fantastic lighting, a beautiful weird Italian work of art, with the brilliant Cameron Mitchell.
An early giallo. Very much like one of those mystery films you see on ITV 3 but with a bit more class and flair. Easy to see where Argento took his style and made things better.