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Giallo, American Style

With all the love being given to the giallo lately, it's only fair to shine a light on the weird offshoots it produced in North America. Straight razors, black gloves, and trashy plot twists might be the domain of the Italians, but here's how the U.S. and Canada have appropriated some of the conventions over the years. This is an ongoing project, so feel free to submit suggestions of your own.

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  • .com for Murder
  • 10 to Midnight
  • 5 Dead on the Crimson Canvas
  • Alice, Sweet Alice
  • All-American Murder
  • American Nightmare
  • The Banker
  • Basic Instinct
  • Basic Instinct 2
  • Blind Date
  • Blood and Lace
  • Bloodbath in the House of Knives
  • Bloodline
  • Blow Out
  • Body Double
  • City in Panic
  • The Clairvoyant
  • Color of Night
  • Cruising
  • Curtains
  • Dead Again
  • Deadly Games
  • Death Car on the Freeway
  • Double Exposure
  • Dressed to Kill
  • The Editor
  • Eyes of a Stranger
  • Eyes of Laura Mars
  • The Fan
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
  • The Gift
  • Happy Birthday to Me
  • Hospital Massacre
  • Hotline
  • I Know Who Killed Me
  • I Saw What You Did
  • I See You
  • In the Cut
  • Jack's Back
  • Jade
  • Jagged Edge
  • Jennifer Eight
  • The Kirlian Witness
  • Klute
  • A Knife for the Ladies
  • Knight Moves
  • Ladykillers
  • Looker
  • Malignant
  • Manhunter
  • Massage Parlor Murders
  • Mortuary
  • Never Talk to Strangers
  • Night School
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Phobia
  • Pretty Maids All in a Row
  • Private Parts
  • Prom Night
  • Psycho III
  • The Rain Killer
  • Raising Cain
  • Schizoid
  • Se7en
  • Seance
  • The Silent Partner
  • Single White Female
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Sliver
  • Someone's Watching Me!
  • Stone Cold Dead
  • Strange Days
  • Stripped to Kill
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Taking Lives
  • Terror and Black Lace
  • They're Playing with Fire
  • Tightrope
  • Together Brothers
  • Torment
  • Traces of Red
  • Unforgettable
  • Whispers in the Dark
  • Wicked, Wicked
  • Wild Things
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Yellow