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The ten highest-rated gialli


According to IMDB

1. Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)
2. Eye in the Labyrinth (Mario Caiano, 1972)
3. Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964)
4. What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974)
5. The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail (Sergio Martino, 1971)
6. Tenebre (Dario Argento, 1982)
7. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Francesco Barilli, 1974)
8. Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)
9. Opera (Dario Argento, 1987)
10. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970)

Ignoring the presence of The Perfume of the Lady in Black, which I don’t consider to be a giallo in the first place, this is a pretty interesting list. Deep Red’s Number 1 status is hardly unexpected, as is the general favouring of Argento’s output - 40% of the titles are his (although this probably has a lot to do with the fact that his gialli are likely to be the most widely known). Naturally, I disagree with most of the list, but I suppose that’s what you get when you turn to the IMDB for guidance!

So, what do other people’s Top 10 lists look like?

Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 9:19 PM | Comments: 1
Categories: Cinema | Dario Argento | Gialli



I agree with the ordering of the Argento films, but I don't agree with the Fulci entry - it should be A Lizard in Woman's Clothing, and it should be lower than Bird.

I'm rather surprised that Daughters made it but Solange did not. If nothing else, Solange has a better story structure.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, July 28, 2007 11:15 PM

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