Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Editor (UPDATED April 26th, 2016)

Like Italian giallo films of the 70s and 80s?

Like a good giggle mixed in with your violence?

Well, you're going to love THE EDITOR. These folks NAIL the feel of 70s and 80s giallo films coming out of Italy and have such a grand sense of humor about it that I laughed all the way through while saying, "TOTALLY NAILED THAT!" out loud several times.

Silly and perfect, The Editor hits every giallo trope it can and does it with a laugh, wink and smile that I loved.

They even dubbed the actors so it has that Italian dub feel.


UPDATE: April 26th, 2016

I'm still thinking about this film! 

They got so much right here it kinda hurts. hehehe  Now, I can see someone who is not familiar with the giallo style and tropes saying, "This film is a silly mess of crazy scenes!" But, that's the beauty of  giallo films. There are so many strange and wonderful silly aspects to these films that when you are familiar with them, you're rather upset when you DON'T see them represented. 

These folks must have just put on a bunch of the classics one week and taken notes on everything they saw in them. They even catch some of the paranormal elements shown in films like SUSPIRIA and the like. 

The use of this overdubbing really sold the whole of it for me. After looking back at the trailer, I had another giggle about it. It is definitely an element of the genre. 

The film is super solid as well. Unlike some parody films of late where jokes and gags are just tossed at you like confetti on New Years ("HERE! BOOM! FUNNY, right?! And...HERE! And....HERE!) with little to no effort to string the humor along a solid backbone, THE EDITOR actually crafts a giallo-style tale to weave the humor into and they do it really well - again, following the classic stylings of these murder mysteries of the past. 

If you're a fan of the classics like DEEP RED, FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON, A BAY OF BLOOD, or TENBRAE and you like humor, then you simply MUST make an effort to see this film at once. I'm sure you'll love it.