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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, May 24, 2005.
Originally I voted for Don't Torture a Duckling, but today I would probably go with Suspiria.
Hey how about Anthropophagus? Just kidding!
Blood and Black Lace. It is so very Italian and has so much of the structure in place that was becoming formula (and subsequently subgenre/cliche).
I seriously considered Deep Red... However, I think B&BL strikes an ideal balance between freshness/vivacity and nostalgia that is a typical thematic and stylistic element of most Italian horror. I don't think Argento really achieved - perhaps was not looking to achieve - this end with DR.
Suspiria for me. First Italian horror movie I watched.
At the moment I voted there were a lot of movies I hadn't seen.
After a few years I would still vote "Bird" but I want to mention Zeder too.
Is LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE Italian? I guess the production might have been. The director isn't.
If it is, I guess I would vote it if I could today...I still really like BURIAL GROUND though!
Deep Red and YES god does the directors cut drag along. I'll give an honorable mention to Joe D'Amato's Buio Omega - always had a special place in my heart.
i'm really surprised to see that the one that i consider the best italian horror movie (not only by me, in Italy it is much more respected), House with the Windows That Laugh, take no votes. And a shit like Dellamorte Dellamore takes 5 votes...
My ranking would be something like this (i include the giallos: i see there are movies like A lizard in a woman skin)
1. House with the Windows That Laugh (best shocking ending ever?)
2. Deep red
4. Kill, Baby... Kill!
5. Don't Torture a Duckling
6. Black Sabbath (but only for the "a drop of water" episode)
7. Zeder (Avati, not in this list)
8. Phenomena (Argento, not in this list)
9. Lidris cuadrade di tre (a Bianchini's movie, not in this list)
10 Il profumo della signora in nero (Barilli is the director, i don't know the international title)
other good titles not included in the topic's list
Seven notes in black (Fulci)
Custodes bestiae (another Bianchini's movie: the problem is that his movies are talked in dialect, and i don't know if there are subtitles availables)
L'orribile segreto del dottor hichcock (Freda's gothic, i don't know the i.title)
Il mulino delle donne di pietra (Ferroni, i don't know the i.title)
A Bay of Blood
Contronatura (Margheriti, i don't know the i.title)
Giornata nera per l'ariete (a little inconsistent, but aesthetically the best italian giallo ever, better than The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Seven notes in black and A Lizard in a Woman's Skin)
Danza macabra (Margheriti, i don't know the i.title)
I agree that the House with Laughing Windows should get more attention. It is really good. And yes, it's about a million times better than Dellamorte Dellamore.
Suspiria, no question.