So Deadly, So Perverse: Giallo-Style Films From Around the World, Volume 3

November 30, 2020
So Deadly, So Perverse: Giallo-Style Films From Around the World, Volume 3

The giallo--a specifically Italian brand of luridthriller--emerged in the 1960s and became a commercial force to bereckoned with throughout the 1970s. While not all of these filmsachieved the success and notoriety as the most popular efforts bythe likes of Mario Bava, Dario Argento or Lucio Fulci, theynevertheless proved to be immensely popular--with latter-dayentries emerging well into the 21st century. They also proved to beinfluential on films from across the globe; for instance, theyhelped to set the stage for the slasher movie boom of the late 70sand early 80s, and they would go on to inspire contemporaryfilmmakers looking to pay homage to their baroque excesses.So Deadly, So Perverse: Volume 3 shines a light on someof these films, some of which are well-known for capturing theoff-kilter vibe of these beloved cult classics, and some of whichdisplay an influence in more surprising ways. Covering titlesproduced everywhere from America and Great Britain to Turkey andJapan, this final volume in the So Deadly, So Perversetrilogy offers a final summation of the genre and its lasting cultpopularity and appeal. In addition to in-depth coverage of aneclectic range of titles, there are also a number of deliciouslysensational and exploitative images, many in full color. Thegiallo--a specifically Italian brand of lurid thriller--emerged inthe 1960s and became a commercial force to be reckoned withthroughout the 1970s. While not all of these films achieved thesuccess and notoriety as the most popular efforts by the likes ofMario Bava, Dario Argento or Lucio Fulci, they nevertheless provedto be immensely popular--with latter-day entries emerging well intothe 21st century. They also proved to be influential on films fromacross the globe; for instance, they helped to set the stage forthe slasher movie boom of the late 70s and early 80s, and theywould go on to inspire contemporary filmmakers looking to payhomage to their baroque excesses.So Deadly, So Perverse: Volume 3 shines a light on someof these films, some of which are well-known for capturing theoff-kilter vibe of these beloved cult classics, and some of whichdisplay an influence in more surprising ways. Covering titlesproduced everywhere from America and Great Britain to Turkey andJapan, this final volume in the So Deadly, So Perversetrilogy offers a final summation of the genre and its lasting cultpopularity and appeal.In addition to in-depth coverage of an eclectic range of titles,there are also a number of deliciously sensational and exploitativeimages, many in full color.