By far, my favorite style of horror is the Italian giallo’s. Since it’s an artform and subjective to whether or not they are slashers, I think they’ve always been a step above what you think of as the prototypical slasher, since they tend to walk a line of sophistication and sleaze. Not to mention, they are a bit more stylistic, sporting vibrant neon lit scenes, a killer dressed in a black fedora and trench coat, concealing their face in the shadows and wielding some sort harsh instrument for stabbing and slashing in extremely visceral, stomach turning murder scenes after a period of well paced suspense. It was a build up with a perfect pay off and every moment of it was beautiful to watch.
Of course, there aren’t too many of them nowadays. Although, there seems to be a slight resurgence in the last few years, but perhaps the best looking one to date is surprisingly not from Italy, but from Argentinian director Daniel de la Vega and his giallo-inspired film, Necrophobia 3D. The trailer, which debuted today, features a mysterious killer dressed head to toe in black, dispatching of his victims with a pair of scissors and a hacksaw and throws in some suspense and downright creepy imagery of mannequins and depicts gory mutilations accompanied by haunting music from Claudio Simonetti, the keyboard player for Goblin.
The plot, however, at the moment is mysterious and shrouded in shadows… just like the film’s killer. In other words, nothing is known about the story, but we’ll let you know the details as soon as we find out. Just like a detective. For now, you can watch the trailer and I have to say… this is the film I’m the most excited for. But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself!