We have started a Patreon page with the hopes that some of our followers would be willing to donate a small amount to keep DVDBeaver alive. We are a tiny niche, so your generosity is vital to our existence.

We are talking about a minimum of $0.10 - $0.15 a day, perhaps a quarter (or more) to those who won't miss it from their budget. It equates to buying DVDBeaver a coffee once, twice or a few times a month. You can then participate in our monthly Silent auctions, and have exclusive access to many 'bonus' High Resolution screen captures - both 4K UHD and Blu-ray (see HERE).

To those that are unfamiliar, Patreon is a secure/verified third-party service where users can agree to a monthly donation via credit card or PayPal by clicking the button below.




Search DVDBeaver

S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

DVDBeavers LOVE GIALLO. We've made a listing of English-friendly Gialli on Blu-ray, with purchase links and to our reviews and comparisons, as well as the TOP 15, Recommended Reading, Upcoming, Misidentified Gialli and Giallo-related films.

(special thanks to Gregory!)


The word "giallo" is Italian - literally meaning "yellow". The colloquial term derived from a series of inexpensive paperback mystery novels, popular in post-fascist Italy (prior to which the Mussolini government had banned the import of many American and British pulpy crime novels.) Generally, having salacious artwork they were published with, easily identifiable, yellow covers. Examples:



In English-speaking countries, the term "giallo" refers to a particular cinematic form of Italian-produced murder mystery films that can blur the line between art and exploitation. These can represent auteur-driven style, which include fictional themes of horror/thriller narratives (utilizing sharp weapons, leather, kidnapping, the supernatural, gruesome personal violence, seduction etc.) frequently containing explicit, graphic and/or erotic elements with beautiful women. There is a heavy emphasis on lush, over-the-top, visuals sometimes coupled with disorienting or intense music. The, oft-imitated, approach blossomed in the mid-to-late 1960s and rose in popularity during the 1970s, although continued to flourish, more sporadically, in the 80s and beyond.


Latest Additions

Who Saw Her Die? (1972) The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)

Double Face (1969)

The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)

The Iguana With the Tongue of Fire (1971)

The Psychic aka "Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes" (1977)

The Possessed  (1965)

The Fifth Cord  (1971)

All The Colors Of The Dark (1972)


Alphabetic with recommended film tiles, appropriately, in yellow!

5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

All The Colors Of The Dark (1972)

Amuck (1972)

A Bay of Blood (1971)

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)

Black Veil for Lisa (1968)

A Blade in the Dark (1983)



Blood and Black Lace (1964)

The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971) The Bloodstained Shadow (1978) Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974) Body Puzzle (1992)

The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)


The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971)

Cold Eyes of Fear


The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)

Death Laid an Egg


Death Occurred Last Night


Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)

Death Walks at Midnight aka "Cry Out in Terror"



Death Walks on High Heels (1971)

Deep Red




The Doll of Satan (1969)

Double Face (1969)

The House That Screamed (1970)

Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975)


Enigma rosso (1978)

Eye in the Labyrinth (1972)

Eyeball (1975)



The Fifth Cord  (1971)

Footprints (1975)

Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion (1970)


Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

The Fox With a Velvet Tail (1971)

Giallo in Venice (1979)

The Girl Who Knew Too Much aka "The Evil Eye" (1963)

Gran Bollito aka "Black Journal" (1977)

Hatchet for the Honeymoon aka "Blood Brides" (1970)

The Iguana With the Tongue of Fire (1971)


Inferno (1980) Killer Nun (1978) The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)

Macabro (1980)

The Murder Clinic (1966)

Murder Obsession (1981)


The New York Ripper (1982)

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

Night of the Scorpion (1972) Night Ripper (1986)

Nightmare Beach (1989)

No, the Case Is Happily Resolved (1973)

Opera (1987)


Paranoia (1969)

The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)

Perversion Story (1969)

Phenomena (1985) Play Motel (1979)

The Possessed  (1965)

The Psychic aka "Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes" (1977)


The Pyjama Girl Case (1977)

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

Seven Blood-Stained Orchids


Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)

Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

The Slasher (1972)

Slaughter Hotel aka "Cold Blooded Beast"  (1971)






StageFright (1987)

The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

The Strange Vice Of Mrs Wardh (1971)

Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)

The Suspicious Death Of A Minor





The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968)

Tenebrae (1982)



Tropic of Cancer (1972)

Two Males for Alexa aka "Bitterer Whisky" (1971)

Voices from Beyond (1991)


Watch Me When I Kill (1977)

Wax Mask (1997)

The Weekend Murders (1970)

What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)

What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

What Have They Done to Your Daughters (1974)

A White Dress for Marialé aka "Spirits of Death" (1972)

Who Saw Her Die? (1972)

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key  (1972)


Review links and/or Amazon links coming soon....

The Dead Are Alive (1972) Opera (1987) Murder Rock (1984)


A few Italian Gothic / horror / fantasy or zombie films that are sometimes mis-identified as 'Giallo'...

Aenigma (1987) The Beyond (1981) Black Sabbath (1963) Black Sunday (1960) Burial Ground (1981) Demons (1985) The House by the Cemetery (1981)


Kill Baby, Kill (1966) Kill Baby, Kill (1966)

A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)

Lisa and the Devil (1973)

The Long Hair of Death (1964) Nightmare Castle (1965) Nightmare City (1980) The Whip and the Body (1963)

Excellent films that are Giallo-themed, have Giallo conventions, are an homage to, documentaries about, or were influenced by...


Amer (2009) Tesis (1996) Francesca (2015) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night  (2014) Masks (2011) The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013) Symphony in Blood Red (2010)


Psychopath  (1966)

Klute (1971)

Sisters (1973)

Dressed to Kill (1980)

White of the Eye


Basic Instinct (1992)

Eyes Wide Shut


The Black Swan


Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

The Neon Demon (2016)

All the Colors of Giallo (2018)


TOP 15 Giallo Films of all Time! (that are on Blu-ray)

A Bay of Blood (1971)

Blood and Black Lace (1964)

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)

The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971)

Deep Red (1975)


Don't Torture a Duckling


Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

The Girl Who Knew Too Much aka "The Evil Eye" (1963)

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)

Opera (1987)


Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)



Tenebrae (1982)

What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key  (1972)

Recommended Reading for Giallo fans (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)





Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films

by Troy Howarth

Giallo and Thrilling All'Italiana

by Antonio Bruschini

Giallo Argento

by Luigi Cozzi

Hit Counter