Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Movie Matters #8 - giallo special

In this special giallo-themed episode of the Movie Matters podcast, regular hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie welcome special guest and giallo enthusiast Sandy "The Gialli Fan" Richardson of the Dark Dreams web site to discuss that unique brand of Italian murder-mystery thrillers from the 70s. In addition to delving into three films by the "big three" giallo directors - Mario Bava's BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, Lucio Fulci's DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING and Dario Argento's DEEP RED - Lee, Michael and Sandy also count down the top 10 giallo films as submitted by the listeners, reveal their own personal favourites and suggest some must-have giallo DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases.

Please note that this podcast contains spoilers for the films featured.

The music sampled in this episode is from DEEP RED (Giorgio Gaslini and Goblin), OPERA (Claudio Simonetti), BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (Carlo Rustichelli), THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH (Nora Orlandi), DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (Riz Ortolani), WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? (Ennio Morricone), STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER (Berto Pisano), THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS (Bruno Nicolai) and THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (Ennio Morricone). Special thanks to David Mackenzie for audio support.

Updated Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 07:53 AM: Fixed a couple of glitches in the initial upload. Redownloading is recommended.


  1. It was really good to listen to this particular installment again. I remember the first Argento I read about was 'Tenebre'. I read about it in some book that I could never find again. That was in 1989 when I was 13. I ended up not seeing 'Tenebre' until it finally came out on DVD many, many years later. Also, I'm really glad that 'House With Laughing Windows' made the cut, as I voted for it.