Giallo Starter List

So you wanna get into giallo? This should help.

Row 1: The Essentials
These are four of the best examples of the genre. If you’re not into these you’re probably not going to like the rest of them

Rows 2-4: Meat and Potatoes
Prime gialli from the golden years. Separated out into three categories based on what you liked best about the essentials.
Row 2: “I liked the mystery”
Row 3: “I liked the vibes”
Row 4: “I liked the stabby part”

Row 5: Late Stage Gialli
Made after the genre’s prime, and arguably not technically giallo anymore, but definitely have roots in giallo

  • Blood and Black Lace
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • Deep Red
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much
  • Short Night of Glass Dolls
  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh
  • What Have You Done to Solange?
  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet
  • All the Colors of the Dark
  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
  • A Bay of Blood
  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
  • Torso
  • The New York Ripper
  • Tenebre
  • Phenomena
  • StageFright: Aquarius
  • Opera