Giallo Fever!, a film series sure to catch the attention of any genre film fan, recently appeared on our radar and I immediately knew we had to get involved to help spread the word. The series will screen at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City in late September. Giallo Fever! is a ten day extravaganza of killers in black gloves, naked coeds, red herrings, bloody knives, and deranged motives.
Starting September 20th you’ll have the opportunity to see giallo favorites (in 35mm) like Don’t Torture a Duckling, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, and Deep Red, just to name a few. Click here to see the full schedule of films.
A few days ago the organizers behind Giallo Fever! launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of covering some additional costs (insurance, print rentals, advertising) as well as bringing special guests to New York (!) in order to take this already exciting series to the next level. Watch the video below to meet two of the event organizers.
And while you’re in the video watching mood, check out what William Lustig has to say about the series, his first experience with gialli, and how it influenced Maniac.
I (and Bill) urge you to attend the series if you live in or around the NYC area. If you’re a gialli veteran, or if you’re just a novice yet to get your feet wet, you’ve got to get to the Anthology Film Archives for this rare look at an amazing cross section of an incredibly interesting horror sub-genre. And if you can afford to donate to their Kickstarter campaign, all the better! If not, like Giallo Fever! on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and help us spread the word!