The Bloodstained Shadow

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The Bloodstained Shadow
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Directed byAntonio Bido
Screenplay byMarisa Andalò
Antonio Bido
Domenico Malan
Story byAntonio Bido
Domenico Malan
CinematographyMario Vulpiani
Edited byAmedeo Giomini
Music byStelvio Cipriani
Goblin
Distributed byAnchor Bay Entertainment (USA) (DVD)
Release date
1978
Running time
109 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

Solamente nero (Only Blackness), internationally released as The Bloodstained Shadow, is a 1978 Italian giallo film co-written and directed by Antonio Bido.[1] The film was referred to as "a fine example of a competent giallo, as it contains all of the requisite elements".[2] Paul Simpson wrote about the film: "The pacing goes awry, but Bido uses the unusual setting well and the murders are memorably gory."[3][4][5]

Plot

A mysterious stranger strangles a young girl in a field, and the murder goes unsolved. Years later, young Stefano (a college professor) returns home to Venice to visit his brother Don Paolo, a priest who has been ranting against the immoral people in his village...a group of ne'er-do-wells including a gambler, a pedophile/ Count, a fake medium, and an illegal abortionist. One by one, the sinners begin to get murdered, and Stefano tries to uncover the killer before he and his brother become victims themselves.[6] The killer's identity is linked to a child-like painting.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 14
  2. ^ Mike Long (June 25, 2002). "The Giallo Collection". DVD Talk. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  3. ^ Paul Simpson (26 May 2011). Movie Lists. Profile Books, 2011. ISBN 978-1847653550.
  4. ^ The A.V. Club
  5. ^ The New York Times
  6. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 14

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