Author Archives: Keith

Who Saw Her Die?

Who Saw Her Die? is the rare giallo that attempts this, and the rare one that succeeds, and it is thanks primarily to a committed performance from former James Bond George Lazenby in a role that puts him through an emotional ringer.

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I, The Jury

When people who don’t have much first-hand experience with reading hardboiled detective fiction imitate the style, they’re imitating Mickey Spillane. Every sentence is boiling over with hate and disgust. Every thought is of violence.

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Slaughter Hotel

Despite coming out in 1971 — a banner year for giallo — Slaughter Hotel plays like one of Jess Franco’s lesser efforts, or something from bottom-of-the-bucket production house Eurocine.

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Deadly Sweet

Before Salon Kitty redirected his career and before Caligula became the most infamous movie in the world, Tinto Brass was just a young director looking to capture the zeitgeist of the 1960s.

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