Blood and Black Lace
Blood and Black Lace (1960)

If a serial killer isn't stopped, there won't be any beautiful young models left in Rome. The killer always wears a stocking mask, making things extremely difficult for detective Thomas Reiner. The plot contains few surprises: what… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

It is such a lysergic collision of high art and low that its very outmodedness has now become a paradoxical part of its timeless appeal - and from such heady heights, the only way could be down for the slasher genre that Bava's film helped model.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This B-film has a wooden script, leaden acting and uninteresting characters, but manages to show flashes of competence through the colorful direction of Bava.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

The dummies here reflect a society's ruthless commoditization of the body and flesh.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

For those prepared to overlook the stumbling script which exists merely as a frame, this is a true original, a portrait of murder in oils.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Part painting, part tango, the picture is meticulous depravity and rapture, from its Mod-fab tableaux vivant opening credits through to its escalating abomination.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Eerie, atmospheric ancestor to the slasher flick.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's one of Bava's most accomplished works, executed with a dazzling, unprecedented use of bright colors and deep shadows (sometimes both at once).

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Sean Axmaker
St@tic Multimedia

The plot becomes secondary to spectacle of the dreamy dance of death, choreographed with sadistic precision, delivered in lurid color, spied upon with a restlessly gliding camera.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Few films are anywhere near as lovely as the bloody and brutal 'Blood and Black Lace.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
For its time this film was unmatched in its execution, though its conception was one in a long line of thematic whodunit films. Bava deviates from this classic… More
A.D. Villarreal
Artsy drivel that doesn't quite work as a Giallo or a slasher. Other than some creative eye candy (and where Dario Argento got his inspiration from) this… More
Cassandra Maples
Visually, this may be one of the most stunning films you will ever see. The photography, framing, lighting and use of colour is unequalled in this genre of film… More
Conner Rainwater
A great slasher for its time. It feels like the quality of an old Hitchcock film, only with more gore. The faceless killer was extremely interesting and… More
David Ladd
Blood and Black Lace is a well-executed giallo, which literally translates to the word "yellow" in Italian. This color reference is a result of… More
Adam Mahler
colored lighting is incredible and camera moves beautiful, every character is sketchy