Directed by Mario Bava, Blood and Black Lace is one of the most famous Giallo horror movies, as it was perhaps the film that kicked it all off. It’s about a guy who stalks and kills fashion models. It’s not quite as bloody as later Italian Horror films, but it’s a classic of genre.
The Eyes of Laura Mars isn’t a great film, but it has all the ingredients to be a great film. It’s directed by Irvin Kershner (the director of the best Star Wars film) written by John Carpenter (Halloween) and stars some good actors (Tommy Lee Jones and Faye Dunaway). It's about a fashion photographer who can see through the eyes of a killer (who stages murders like her provocative pictures), sounds good right? However, it’s only an average film, Dunaway has done better work than this, but the biggest drawback is the least convincing love story ever written. It really did ruin the film to a worrying large degree, but picked this because I doubt this will be picked by many others and there are moments that are impressive.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s films always seem to get a reaction out any viewer whether its positive or negative, you don’t normally leave the cinema following a Refn film and think ‘meh’. Refn’s latest film is a satire of the fashion industry, it has strong words about an industry in which people would literally eat you up and spit you out (at least according to the film they do).