Friday, April 30, 2010


...from gialli.

It's hard.  Knowing that I'm not gonna allow myself to see a giallo until late May is making me want to see them even more.  Whole wanting-what-I-can't-have thing.  Doesn't help matters that a package came yesterday with two that I ordered.

Almost rented Basic Instinct to take the edge off.  I've never seen it all the way, but I've been told it's close to an American giallo.  I figured it would still be cheating.  Besides, Basic Instinct is one of those movies you don't actually rent from the store.  Like Brokeback Mountain or Gigli.  You Netflix that shit.

Also almost rented Fulci's Zombi 2.  Figured it'd be Italian enough, but non-giallo.  Got Drag Me To Hell instead.  I wanted to see how accurately it portrayed Sears (I worked there for four years, so I believe I am fully certified to make that joke).

The only thing getting me by right now is my copy of Blood and Black Lace by Adrian Luther Smith.  I just wish I had a copy for every room in the house.

Okay.  Going to bed.



  1. surely you can snack on some slashers and talk about how they are derived from and deviate from giallos. by the way, can we hang out when you do "twitch of the death nerve"? i feel like i need to watch that one given its imprint on that later regressed formula. plus, bava conducts the elaborate deaths, so i want to check that out. you can crash at my place and we'll call some of the comedy folk and make an elaborate drinking game out of it. should be artistically productive for all.

  2. You know that's actually one of the few I don't own. So many different versions I didn't know which one to get. I'll pick it up next paycheck though and we could definitely do that. That would be fun. Get some J&B.