Friday, October 21, 2011

Daily poster: Blood and Black Lace.

Blood and Black Lace.
One of the first giallo films and one of the first slasher films, Blood and Black Lace is a classic suspense and horror film.
By 1964, the whodunit had gotten stale and director, Maria Bava, originally a cinematographer, decided to focus on the suspense of the murder scenes and on to center the story on the beautiful, female victims rather than on the police working the case.
These small changes became the foundation for the giallo genre and subsequently for the American slasher genre.
It's hard to watch Blood and Black Lace with fresh eyes. Throughout, you can see the drippings of this classic in countless other films. The music, the costumes, the scenes, the makeup, Blood and Black Lace has been pinched from endlessly.
One other funny note. The male voices are almost all dubbed by one actor, Paul Frees. Mr. Frees is probably best known for his voice in the first room of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.
Poster courtesy of Wrong Side of the Art.

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