The Bloodstained Shadow

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The Bloodstained Shadow
The Bloodstained Shadow.jpg
Directed by Antonio Bido
Screenplay by Marisa Andalò
Antonio Bido
Domenico Malan
Story by Antonio Bido
Domenico Malan
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
Goblin
Cinematography Mario Vulpiani
Edited by Amedeo Giomini
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment (USA) (DVD)
Release date
1978
Running time
109 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

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[edit]

A mysterious stranger strangles a young girl in a field, and the murder goes unsolved. Years later, young Stefano (a college student) 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/ atheist, 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[edit]

References[edit]

  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. Movie Lists. Profile Books, 2011. ISBN 1847653553. 
  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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