A tribute to the giallo films of the 70s by Bava, Argento and Fulci. Gilderoy is a British sound technician hired to work on an italian film, as his personal life started to fall apart and the film became more gruesome, reality and delusion span out of control. Berberian Sound Studio offered the audience a look behind the film into the realm of film making, it leaves the viewers to their own interpretation as to how the ending actually goes. It may be challenging for people not familiar with giallo as a genre, but it proves to be both entertaining and refreshing for the veterans.
A suspenseful film about a group of six people woke up with no recollection of memories, as they try to discover what has happened, more sinister threats are approaching. It's actually quite a decent low budget horror film, the mystery wasn't difficult to figure out early on. They could have spent more time on horror side of the story instead of piecing the puzzle together. The actors were all quite talented, but the writing was exceptionally bad. Open Grave offered a lot of potentials which could have been better executed.
A Japanese giallo about a group of TV crew investigating an abandoned factory after receiving a snuff film, mysterious stranger kills them off one by one. I appreciated the style and twists Ishii has used, but the acting was terrible, it was as if all the "professional" film crew were high schoolers. The grainy, sepia setting was effectively used, the special effects were superb. I could see a lot of reference to Argento's works (electronic music during chasing scenes, insects, brief appearances of the killer, etc). This low budget slasher still has plenty of shock values even till this day. Despite starting off quite well, it slowly descended into boredom with no one to kill. It may be a good practice to just watch the first forty minutes and turn it off.