Bloody Giallo

Bloody Giallo

Sharpen your straight razor, pull on your black leather gloves and belt your mac good and tight as ARROW stalks the hyper-stylised Italian slasher whodunnit with Bloody Giallo.

Featuring classics and deep cuts, as well as extras sliced straight from the ARROW vault to contextualise the carnage, Bloody Giallo is an absolutely essential collection of one of the most beloved sub-genres in horror.

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  • Deep Red
    Movie + 15 extras

    Deep Red

    Movie + 15 extras

    From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red - arguably the ultimate giallo movie. One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street be...

  • Torso

    Movie

    A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting the picturesque university town's female students. Alarmed at the plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa - only to dis...

  • The Case of the Scorpion's Tail

    Movie + 1 extra

    One of the major consequences of Western Europe's post-war Economic Miracle was the proliferation of international travel. Eager to tap into audiences' desire to experience the glamour of the jet set lifestyle, the popular filmmakers of the day rushed to make the most of the exotic locales at the...

  • The Pyjama Girl Case

    Movie

    1977 • Italy • Directed by Flavio Mogherini

    Throughout the late 1960s and into the 70s, the Italian giallo movement transported viewers to the far corners of the globe, from swinging San Francisco to the Soviet-occupied Prague. Only one, however, brought the genre's unique brand of bloody mayhem...

  • Don't Torture A Duckling

    Movie

    From Lucio Fulci, the godfather of gore (The Psychic, The Beyond), comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don't Torture a Duckling.

    When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the supersti...

  • Who Saw Her Die?

    Movie

    Sculptor Franco Serpieri (Lazenby) welcomes Roberta (Nicoletta Elmi, 'Deep Red') - his young daughter from a failed marriage - to Venice, unaware that a disturbed child-killer is stalking the city's canals. When Roberta's body is found floating face-down in the river, the lives of Franco and his ...

  • Strip Nude For Your Killer

    Movie

    A spate of highly sexualized murders is rocking a prestigious Milanese fashion house. Ambitious photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) and her on-off boyfriend, love rat Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo, The English Patient), team up to crack the case. But, ...

  • Smile Before Death
    Movie + 2 extras

    Smile Before Death

    Movie + 2 extras

    1972 • Italy • Directed by Silvio Amadio

    In Silvio Amadio’s Smile Before Death, familicide with a sprinkling of Oedipal love is the order of the day when teenager Nancy (Jenny Tamburi, The Suspicious Death of a Minor) returns home to discover the apparent suicide of her mother, and quickly comes...

  • The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive

    Movie + 2 extras

    1972 • Italy • Directed by Francesco Mazzei

    Horny priests and self-flagellating nuns abound in Francesco Mazzei’s The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive, as police commissioner Franco Boito (Renzo Montagnani, Massacre in Rome) investigates the brutal murder of a young clergyman, only to enter into an ...

  • The Killer Reserved Nine Seats

    Movie + 1 extra

    1974 • Italy • Directed by Giuseppe Bennati

    In Giuseppe Bennati’s The Killer Reserved Nine Seats, an assortment of wealthy degenerates – including Italian cult mainstays Andrea Scotti (Django, Prepare a Coffin) and Howard Ross (The Pyjama Girl Case) – answer the summons of an eccentric nobleman ...

  • The Cat o' Nine Tails

    Movie

    When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden: Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute's scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus: Ben...

  • Death Walks at Midnight

    Movie

    Valentina - a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when it becomes clear that the savage slaying she describes relates to a crime that took place six months earlier, the police are at a loss - forcing Valentina to solv...

  • Death Has Blue Eyes
    Movie + 2 extras

    Death Has Blue Eyes

    Movie + 2 extras

    1976 · Greece · Directed by Nico Mastorakis

    Death Has Blue Eyes is a gripping paranormal action thriller with shades of giallo from the director of the cult classic video nasty Island of Death (1976). When local gigolo Chess (Chris Nomikos) greets his vacationing friend Bob Kovalski (Peter Winte...

  • Death Walks on High Heels

    Movie

    In Death Walks on High Heels (1971), exotic dancer Nicole (Navarro), the daughter of a murdered jewel thief, finds herself terrorised by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her father's stolen gems. Fleeing Paris and her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in London only to discover...

  • The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

    Movie

    Before the influence of Dario Argento's 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' permeated every corner of the giallo genre, another strain of these distinctive Italian thrillers enjoyed considerable success. These "melodrama gialli", heavily inspired by Clouzot's 'Les diaboliques', relied less on gra...

  • The Fifth Cord

    Movie

    The success of Dario Argento's 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' ushered in a host of imitators, seeking to capitalise on this new, modern take on the giallo thriller. Many were highly derivative, but a number nonetheless rose above the crowd thanks to skilful execution and a willingness to exp...

  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    Movie

    1972 • Italy • Directed by Emilio P. Miraglia

    An age-old family curse hits sisters Kitty and Franziska following the death of their grandfather Tobias. Every hundred years, so the legend goes, the bloodthirsty Red Queen returns and claims seven fresh victims. Was Tobias just the first... and are...

  • The Suspicious Death of a Minor

    Movie

    In the wake of the success of Dario Argento's ground-breaking giallo "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage", numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino (The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso), whose sensual 70s thril...

  • The Possessed

    Movie

    The Possessed' is a wonderfully atmospheric proto-giallo based on one of Italy's most notorious crimes, The Alleghe killings, and adapted from the book on that case by acclaimed literary figure Giovanni Comisso. Peter Baldwin (The Ghost, The Weekend Murders) stars as Bernard, a depressed novelist...

  • Double Face

    Movie

    In the post-war years, the proliferation of transnational European co-productions gave rise to a cross-pollination of genres, with the same films sold in different markets as belonging to different movements. Among these, Riccardo Freda's ('I vampiri', 'The Horrible Dr. Hichock') 'Double Face' wa...

  • Killer Nun

    Movie

    1979 • Italy • Directed by Giulio Berruti

    Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg ('La Dolce Vita', 'Pick-up Alley') gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in the lurid cult classic 'Killer Nun'. One of the most notorious 'nunsploitation' films, 'Killer...

  • Mill of the Stone Women

    Movie + 6 extras

    1960 • Italy • Directed by Giorgio Ferroni

    Before Black Sabbath, before I Vampiri, director Giorgio Ferroni (The Lion of Thebes, Blood for a Silver Dollar) introduced audiences to period horror Italian-style with his chilling 1960 shocker Mill of the Stone Women – a classic tale of terror redole...

  • Profondo Giallo

    A brand new visual essay by Arrow Films' Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red.

  • A Man in Giallo

    A Man in Giallo, a brand new video interview with actor Salvatore Puntillo.