"When a young college professor (Lino
Capolichio of house
with Laughing Windows) returns home
to visit his Catholic priest bother (Craig
Hill), prominent member of the community
begin to be stalked and slaughtered by an unknown killer.
Can the brothers uncover the identity of this deranged fiend,
even while they are being tortured by their own nightmares
of an unspeakble childhood trauma?
Directed by Antonio Bido
(Watch Me When I Kill) and known
in Italy as Solamente Nero, this suspenseful 1978 giallo co-stars
Stefania Casini (Suspira)
and features one of the last scores performed by the legendary
band Goblin (Suspira,
The giallo (yellow) refers to the controversial
series of savage Italian suspense thrillers that shocked international
audiences throughout the '60s and '70s. The Giallo Collection
presents these rarely seen classics fully restored from original
vault elements and filled with all the explicit sex, graphic
violence, and startling twist endings that have come to define
this brutal, stylish genre." - from
I bought this one through Anchor Bay's
"The Giallo Collection" which is a nice collection
that every giallo fan should have in his or her DVD collection.
The setting for the movie is beautiful Venice (not really
shot there, but close to it) and this setting is just perfect
for this movie. The murder mystery is decent enough and the
acting is above par for this genre in my opinion. Some of
the murder scenes were a bit boring though, but especially
one scene (involving fire..) was really cool. Some members
of Goblin were involved in the score, and even though it's
good, it's not among the best work they've done. If you have
any Blue Underground DVD's you'll recognize one of the tracks
from the score from the Blue Underground intro.
In conclusion, I don't think it's the best movie in the collection,
but it's worth checking out for fans of the genre!
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "Short Night of the Glass
Dolls" at: DVDPacific
or through "The Giallo Collection" at: DVDPacific