Forgotten Gialli Volume 1 (Vinegar Syndrome)


In this Spanish giallo, a writer seeks seclusion at a rural bed and breakfast run by a slightly disturbed young woman and her handicapped husband. In typical giallo fashion, a black gloved killer stalks and kills any guests that engage in sexual activity. I found this to be a very run of the mill giallo that breaks no ground, but has all the hits that make an entertaining entry in the genre. The film benefits from not holding back with its nudity and blood, however the kills all look exactly the same. Every guest who is killed is slashed in the throat and left to bleed out before the body is disposed of. Overall, this is a decent, but not special start to the first Forgotten Gialli box set from Vinegar Syndrome.

The Killer is one of Thirteen:

The Police Are Blundering in the Dark:

This was probably the least interesting film in the box set. Like the others, it was not shy about showing blood and nudity, which keeps it from being too boring. However, the middle part of the film drags on for way too long. The goofy ending in which the handicapped doctor is finally able to finish his machine that photographs people’s thoughts does alleviate some of chore that the middle of the film felt like. Overall though, its just way too slow to develop, which should not be the case for a film this short.

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