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Blood and Black Lace

1h 29m Horror, Thriller, Giallo 1964

AroView: A landmark Italian horror film from director Mario Bava in which a masked killer runs amok in a Roman fashion house while trying to retrieve a scandal-revealing diary.

The director spices up the Agatha Christie murder-mystery template with orchestrated violent set pieces and a lurid eroticism enhanced by striking set design and a luminous colour palette. Regarded as a key film in the evolution of the thriller genre in cinema, influencing practitioners Brian De Palma, Pedro Almodóvar and especially Dario Argento and the Italian thriller genre known as giallo.

Director

Mario Bava

Language

Italian

Subtitles

English

Country

Italy

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