Giallo, American Style

With all the love being given to the giallo lately, it's only fair to shine a light on the weird offshoots it produced in North America. Straight razors, black gloves, and trashy plot twists might be the domain of the Italians, but here's how the U.S. and Canada have appropriated some of the conventions over the years. This is an ongoing project, so feel free to submit suggestions of your own.

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  • 10 to Midnight
  • 5 Dead on the Crimson Canvas
  • Alice, Sweet Alice
  • All-American Murder
  • American Nightmare
  • Basic Instinct
  • Basic Instinct 2
  • Blind Date
  • Blood and Lace
  • Bloodbath in the House of Knives
  • Bloodline
  • Blow Out
  • Body Double
  • City in Panic
  • Color of Night
  • .com for Murder
  • Cruising
  • Curtains
  • Death Car on the Freeway
  • Double Exposure
  • Dressed to Kill
  • The Editor
  • Eyes of Laura Mars
  • Eyes of a Stranger
  • The Fan
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
  • The Gift
  • Happy Birthday to Me
  • Hospital Massacre
  • Hotline
  • I Know Who Killed Me
  • I Saw What You Did
  • In the Cut
  • Jack's Back
  • Jade
  • Jennifer Eight
  • The Clairvoyant
  • Klute
  • A Knife for the Ladies
  • Knight Moves
  • Ladykillers
  • Looker
  • Manhunter
  • Mortuary
  • Never Talk to Strangers
  • Night School
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Pretty Maids All in a Row
  • Private Parts
  • Psycho III
  • The Rain Killer
  • Raising Cain
  • Schizoid
  • Se7en
  • Single White Female
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Sliver
  • Someone's Watching Me!
  • Stone Cold Dead
  • Strange Days
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Taking Lives
  • Tightrope
  • Together Brothers
  • Traces of Red
  • Unforgettable
  • Whispers in the Dark
  • Wicked, Wicked
  • Wild Things
  • Yellow