Sei donne per l'assassino (Blood and Black Lace) (Six Women for the Murderer)
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Sei donne per l'assassino (Blood and Black Lace) (Six Women for the Murderer)
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 socks this one over is its gruesome stylishness, a trademark of director Mario Bava. As usual, however, Bava seems more comfortable with shock cuts and clever camera angles than he is with actors. Even such dependable performers as Cameron Mitchell and Eva Bartok come off like stick figures. All the same, Blood & Black Lace is a serviceable introduction to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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)."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"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."
‑ Sean Axmaker, St@tic Multimedia
"Few films are anywhere near as lovely as the bloody and brutal 'Blood and Black Lace.'"
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"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."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The dummies here reflect a society's ruthless commoditization of the body and flesh."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"a complex murder mystery raised to a higher level through artistry and innovation"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Part painting, part tango, the picture is meticulous depravity and rapture, from its Mod-fab tableaux vivant opening credits through to its escalating abomination."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Eerie, atmospheric ancestor to the slasher flick."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide