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GialloScore.com is an experiment in ranking those wonderfully trashy Italian murder mysteries that took world of exploitation cinema by storm in the 1970s. For a detailed description of why this site exists and what it hopes to accomplish check out the About, Criteria and FAQ sections.

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Latest Reviews

The Strange Color of Your Body
2013
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
Cattet and Forzani's second attempt at a neo-Giallo is a squirm inducing hallucinogenic nightmare that is short on logic but long on beauty.
Giallo Score
59
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-07-27

The Bat
1959
The Bat
Crane Wilbur's The Bat shares many similarities with the Giallo and is a solid contender on the GialloScore for an American film from 1959.
Giallo Score
46
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-06-15

So Sweet So Dead
1972
So Sweet So Dead
Roberto Bianchi Montero's Giallo is an unoriginal but very entertaining romp of black gloves, boobs and blood stains. But its lack of availability on home video makes it challenging to watch.
Giallo Score
72
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-06-01

Footprints on the Moon
1975
Footprints on the Moon
This mystery/thriller by Luigi Bazzoni is slightly unapproachable for the typical Giallo fan, but definitely worth the effort once you get past its uniqueness.
Giallo Score
42
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-05-18

Opera
1987
Opera
Argento's visual tour de force is his last great Giallo but might also be the last great Giallo of the genre.
Giallo Score
68
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2015-05-04

Top Scoring Films

Deep Red
1975
Deep Red
The ruler of the Giallo Score. Considered by most to be Argento’s crowning achievement and the greatest Giallo ever made, Deep Red is the final stop at the end of the genre’s classic period.
Giallo Score
97
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2014-01-14

Four Flies on Grey Velvet
1973
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
Argento’s (once elusive) third Giallo effectively represents the genre as a whole in a single film. Four Flies offers the greatest Giallo director at the peak of the genre’s popularity.
Giallo Score
93
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13

Who Saw Her Die
1972
Who Saw Her Die
Aldo Lado directs a somber but well-paced and well-acted Giallo with a haunting score by Ennio Morricone.
Giallo Score
92
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-03-22

Tenebre
1982
Tenebre
With the genre all but dead, Argento delivers his "neo-Giallo" masterpiece; a film that is just too fun for a single viewing.
Giallo Score
92
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2013-12-18

What Have You Done to Solange?
1972
What Have You Done to Solange?
This is Massimo Dallamano's career defining work and a classic Giallo. New comers to the genre who are ready to branch out from Argento would do well starting here.
Giallo Score
91
synopsis & score analysis
Published: 2012-09-13