May 27, 2021
Mix one part Bogart, one part Argento and one part classic "kriminalfilm" and you've got a recipe for a stone cold throwback serial killer flick. You've also got a movie with a stronger bark than bite, though, along with some tonal shifts and animated disagreements on this week's episode.
Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3 (Marcus) / 2 (Melissa & Grady). Quality: 4 / 2 / 3. Enjoyment: 4 / 1 / 3
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"SMOOTH KRIMINAL: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GERMAN KRIMI FILM," by Samm Deighan in Diabolique Magazine
"10 Giallo Films for Beginners," by Meg Shields in Film School Rejects
"Black Gloves And Knives: 12 Essential Italian Giallo," by Russ Fischer in IndieWire