Giallo January: How Italian Slashers Turned the Murder Mystery into High Art

Feb 01, 2023 190

BY: Drew Tinnin

The non-profit organization American Cinematheque in Los Angeles has been a cultural touchstone for the film community for years. Through their support, the monthly series Cinematic Void puts on themed screenings showing challenging, generally unsettling genre films.

Their sub-series called January Giallo has been a go-to for fans of stylized Italian slashers that has shown everything from Dario Argento’s Deep Red to Lucio Fulci’s A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin, all in 35MM. The series has expanded to Denver, Chicago and other cities in an effort to infect the masses.

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