Thursday, February 15, 2007


We all love lists. Especially when it comes to ranking our favourite music, places, films, you name it.
So I decided to create a ranking of the best Gialli.

This evening, sit down, get a glass of J&B, re-watch all your favourite gialli and go rank them here on


Bruce said...

Hey Sylvain - I like your blog; just stumbled across it the other day. I'd rate BLOOD AND BLACK LACE much higher on the list, since it's the first "true" giallo (GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is great but lacks the violence and ultra-stylish color cinematography quotient) and personally, I just never get tired of watching it over and over again. If Spanish films count as gialli (I guess they don't really, but I think they are under-recognized), I would add THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED, A CANDLE FOR THE DEVIL, A BELL FROM HELL, THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER, and all of Eloy de la Iglesia's early films: CANNIBAL MAN, THE GLASS CEILING, and NO ONE HEARD THE SCREAM. As for Italian gialli, I would add DEATH LAID AN EGG, LIBIDO, HOUSE WITH LAUGHING WINDOWS, PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK, THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES, TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE, and THE KILLER RESERVED NINE SEATS to your list of top gialli. NEW YORK RIPPER I have to disagree with. But of course no one is every going to be in complete synch on these things.

- Bruce

Bruce said...

Oh yeah, and BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA. How did RITA, SUE, AND BOB TOO end up there????

stephen grimes said...

I agree with Bruce that THE KILLER RESERVED NINE SEATS should be added,love to see this cleaned up as a SE rather than the Greek subbed dupe i have.Still whatever way it looks it's a damn fine giallo with a great cast and setting,plus Paola Senatore's always worth a look ;-)

Sylvain L. said...

Actually, this ranking is now all yours, and everybody should feel free to add his favourite gialli if they are not there yet.

The only thing you have to do to be able to add films is to register I think.

Anyway, I am glad you like it.

Whiggles said...

I've voted, and also added a few more titles to the list (The Fifth Cord, Opera).

defekto said...

I just the other day bought a bottle of J&B with the express idea of sitting home this week and watching Edwige Fenech escape death..over and over again.

I noticed Death Walks In High Heels was nowhere on your list.

Sylvain L. said...

Mr Defekto, this means you need to go back there and vote, because it is in the list (ranking 17 as we speak).

Sylvain ;-)