• Gabe Powers

Grinding the Stream August 2021 UPDATES: Giallo Films (Gialli)

Updated: Aug 6

Welcome to the end of summer on the stream! As per usual, I'm including as many movies as I can per each category as I scour Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Criterion Channel, HBO Max, Peacock, Fandor, Shudder, Arrow Video, Tubi, Midnight Pulp (a "+" will be included wherever subscription fees apply), VUDU’s free selections, The Roku Channel, Popcorn Flix, Crackle, Dark Matter TV, Night Flight, Shout Factory TV (though most of their titles can also be watched via Amazon Prime). This month I've also added Paramount+ and AMC+.


Again, be warned – all of the free apps have ad breaks (I know, it sucks) and the video quality is inconsistent from app to app. Sometimes it's genuine HD, other times, it's sub-VHS. I've also included links to my own reviews of some of these films.



Mario Bava Gialli

  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Italian: La ragazza che sapeva troppo; aka: The Evil Eye [American cut],1963) – Shudder and AMC+

  • Blood and Black Lace (Italian: Sei donne per l'assassino, 1964) – Fandor, Tubi, and Midnight Pulp

  • Five Dolls for an August Moon (Italian: 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto, 1970) – YouTube

  • Hatchet for the Honeymoon (Italian: Il rosso segno della follia, 1970) – YouTube

  • A Bay of Blood (Italian: Ecologia del delitto; aka: Reazione a catena, Blood Bath, Twitch of the Death Nerve, 1971) – Shudder and AMC+


Dario Argento Gialli

  • Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Italian: L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo, 1970) – Criterion Channel, Pluto TV, Fandor, and Tubi

  • Cat o’ Nine Tails (Italian: Il gatto a nove code, 1971) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, VUDU FREE, Arrow, Tubi, Night Flight, and Midnight Pulp

  • Deep Red (Italian: Profondo rosso, 1975) – Shudder, VUDU FREE, Dark Matter TV, Arrow, AMC+, and Tubi (104 minute cut); Arrow and Midnight Pulp+ (127 minute cut)

  • Tenebrae (aka: Tenebre and Unsane, 1982) – Shudder and AMC+

  • Opera (aka: Terror at the Opera, 1987) – VUDU Free, Night Flight, and Tubi

  • Trauma (1993) – Amazon Prime (via imdb TV)

  • The Stendhal Syndrome (Italian: La sindrome di Stendhal, 1996) – VUDU Free, Night Flight, and Arrow

Lucio Fulci Gialli

  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Italian: Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna; aka: Schizoid, 1971) – YouTube

  • Don’t Torture a Duckling (Italian: Non si sevizia un paperino, 1972) – Arrow and VUDU FREE

  • The Psychic (Italian: Sette note in nero; aka: Seven Notes in Black, 1977) – Fandor, Popcorn Flix, and Midnight Pulp

  • The New York Ripper (Italian: Lo squartatore di New York, 1982) – Shudder and Tubi

  • Touch of Death (Italian: Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio, 1988) – YouTube (sort of a STV giallo satire and not a very good movie)

  • Cat in the Brain (Italian: Un gatto nel cervello; aka: Nightmare Concert, 1990) – Tubi


Sergio Martino Gialli

  • The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Italian: Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh; aka: Blade of the Ripper, 1971) – Shudder, AMC+, and Tubi

  • The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (Italian: La coda dello scorpione, 1971) – Arrow

  • All the Colors of the Dark (Italian: Tutti i colori del buio, 1972) – Shudder and AMC+

  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Italian: Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave, 1972) – Arrow, Shudder, AMC+, Night Flight, and Midnight Pulp +

  • Torso (Italian: I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale, 1973) – Shudder, AMC+, Night Flight, Arrow, Tubi, and Midnight Pulp +

  • The Suspicious Death of a Minor (Italian: Morte sospetta di una minorenne, 1975) – Arrow



Umberto Lenzi Gialli

  • So Sweet... So Perverse (Italian: Così dolce... così perversa, 1969) – Tubi

  • Orgasmo (aka: Paranoia, 1969) – Tubi

  • Paranoia (aka: A Quiet Place to Kill, 1970) – Tubi and Pluto TV

  • Knife of Ice (Italian: Il coltello di ghiaccio, 1972) – Tubi

  • Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Italian: Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso, 1972) – YouTube


Emilio Miraglia Gialli


Luciano Ercoli Gialli

  • The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (Italian: Le foto proibite di una signora per bene, 1970) – Arrow

  • Death Walks on High Heels (Italian: La morte cammina con i tacchi alti, 1971) – Arrow, Midnight Pulp, and Tubi

  • Death Walks at Midnight (Italian: La morte accarezza a mezzanotte, 1972) – Arrow and Tubi


Aldo Lado Gialli

  • Short Night of the Glass Dolls (Italian: La corta notte delle bambole di vetro; Aldo Lado, 1971) – Shudder, AMC+, and Night Flight

  • Who Saw Her Die? (Italian: Chi l'ha vista morire?; Aldo Lado, 1972) – Arrow, Night Flight, and Tubi

  • Late Night Trains (Italian: L'ultimo treno della notte; aka: Night Train Murders, 1975) – Criterion Channel and Night Flight (arguably not a giallo, but a good Italian thriller nonetheless)


Antonio Bido Gialli

  • The Bloodstained Shadow (Italian: Solamente nero, 1978)Night Flight and Tubi

  • Watch Me When I Kill (Italian: Il gatto dagli occhi di giada, 1977) – Fandor and Tubi


Lamberto Bava Gialli

  • Macabre (Italian: Macabro, 1980) – VUDU Free and Tubi

  • A Blade in the Dark (Italian: La casa con la scala nel buio, 1983) – Shudder, AMC+, and Tubi



Other Classics & Personal Favorites

  • The Possessed (Italian: La donna del lago; Franco Rossellini & Luigi Bazzoni, 1965) – Arrow

  • Death Laid an Egg (Italian: La morte ha fatto l'uovo; Giulio Questi, 1968) – Midnight Pulp + (Note that this is the edited 88 minute cut, not the 104 minute director's cut. It's still worth seeing.)

  • The Sweet Body of Deborah (Italian: Il dolce corpo di Deborah; Romolo Guerrieri, 1968) – YouTube (in Italian with no subtitles)

  • Double Face (Italian: A doppia faccia; Riccardo Freda, 1969) – Arrow

  • In the Folds of the Flesh (Italian: Nelle pieghe della carne; Sergio Bergonzelli, 1970) – Fandor

  • The Weekend Murders (Italian: Concerto per pistola solista; Michele Lupo, 1970) – Tubi

  • Black Belly of the Tarantula (Italian: La tarantola dal ventre nero; Paolo Cavara, 1971) – Shudder, AMC+, Night Flight, and Tubi

  • The Fifth Cord (Italian: Giornata nera per l'ariete; Luigi Bazzoni, 1971) – Shudder, AMC+, Arrow, and VUDU Free

  • Bloodstained Butterfly (Italian: Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate; Duccio Tessari, 1971) – Arrow, and Tubi

  • What Have You Done to Solange? (Italian: Cosa avete fatto a Solange?; Massimo Dallamano, 1972) – Criterion Collection, Shudder, AMC+, Arrow, Night Flight, and Midnight Pulp +

  • Seven Deaths in the Cat’s Eye (Italian: La morte negli occhi del gatto; Antonio Margheriti, 1973) – Night Flight

  • Eye in the Labyrinth (Italian: L'occhio nel labirinto; Mario Caiano, 1972) – Tubi

  • Case of the Bloody Iris (Italian: Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?; Giuliano Carnimeo, 1972) – Shudder, AMC+, VUDU Free, and Tubi

  • Death Smiles on a Murderer (Italian: La morte ha sorriso all'assassino; Aristide Massaccesi, 1973) – Tubi

  • Seven Deaths in a Cat’s Eye (Italian: La morte negli occhi del gatto; Antonio Margheriti, 1973) – Night Flight 

  • Puzzle (Italian: L'uomo senza memoria; Duccio Tessari, 1974) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • Autopsy (Italian: Macchie solari; Armando Crispino,1975) – Tubi

  • Footprints 1975 (Italian: Le orme; aka: Footprints on the Moon; Luigi Bazzoni, 1975) – YouTube

  • Strip Nude for Your Killer (Italian: Nude per l'assassino; Andrea Bianchi, 1975) – Arrow, Midnight Pulp +, and Tubi

  • The House of the Laughing Windows (Italian: La casa dalle finestre che ridono; Pupi Avati, 1976) – YouTube

  • The Pyjama Girl Case (Italian: La ragazza dal pigiama giallo; aka: The Girl in the Yellow Pajamas; Flavio Mogherini, 1977) – Arrow

  • Killer Nun (Italian: Suor Omicidi; Giulio Berruti, 1979) – Midnight Pulp + and Tubi

  • Bloody Moon (German: Die Säge des Todes; Jess Franco, 1981) – Night Flight and Tubi

  • The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (French: L'Étrange Couleur des larmes de ton corps; Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2013) – Shudder and AMC+


Gialli Adjacent

  • Madhouse (aka: There Was a Little Girl, ...And She Was Bad; Ovidio G. Assonitis, 1981) – Arrow and Tubi

  • Nightmare (aka: Nightmares in a Damaged Brain; Romano Scavolini, 1981) – Tubi

  • Pieces (Spanish: Mil gritos tiene la noche; Juan Piquer Simón, 1982) – Shudder, AMC+, and Tubi

  • StageFright (aka: Deliria, Aquarius; Michele Soavi, 1987) – Shudder, AMC+, VUDU Free, and Tubi

  • All the Colors of Giallo (documentary about gialli; Federico Caddeo, 2019) – Midnight Pulp + and Tubi



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