My friend Nigel Maskell over at Italian Film Review has been trying to get me to appreciate Italian Giallo for a long time now and I have resisted. Giallo is an Italian 20th century genre of literature and film, which Italians know as crime fiction and mystery but for English speakers includes elements of horror fiction and eroticism. Nigel is the expert, and his popular website gives lots of suggestions.
I just watched and reviewed Michael Zampino’s L’Erede, which may be described as Neo-Giallo, and I giggled the whole way through it at the over-acting and the silly premise, but I’m going to give Nigel’s Giallo a try – one of these days.
In the meantime, check out Nigel’s work on The Italian Film Review – it’s super cool.