BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (aka 6 Donne per L’Assassino) (1964)
Directed by Mario Bava
Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner
Streamed on Amazon Prime
Transfer Quality is great.
This is a beautifully filmed horror thriller that I’m just now seeing for the first time. Its hard to fathom how I’ve slept on this one for so long. It spawned an entire genre of Italian film. The colors, and lighting are magnificent. The transfer quality is great for Amazon Prime.
The story is sort of complex…. but boils down to a masked murderer who is killing off models at a fashion house in Rome. The killings are pretty brutal for the time period, and very scary mainly due to the killers appearance (wears a stocking of sorts over the face, with a hat and long jacket).
The movie starts right off with a slaying that happens within the first five minutes of the picture. There are well over a dozen characters that keep you wondering who the killer is. Many of them are junkies, and just straight up odd acting characters that keep the viewer confused and constantly guessing who the evil one might be. It really could be anyone based on a diary of a dead model, drugs, sex, etc.
This film must have been completely shocking for people to see in 1964. Don’t sleep on this one. (NW)
NW: Nate Wilson DC: Devon Cahill MA: Matt Average