Gialloween IV: THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE

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Part of Gialloween IV – read more about the series here, and get your pass to all four films (plus Dario Argento’s DARK GLASSES) here!


A uniquely haunting latter-day giallo filmed Down Under which “breaks so many rules one can only wonder how audiences responded to it without any advance warning. A film best experienced with as little foreknowledge as possible, THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE not only experiments with its tone and setting but also throws in at least two seismic plot twists that would have been imitated everywhere if this film were more widely seen.

Yes, that’s Ray Milland.

Anyone expecting a traditional giallo will be disoriented right from the start, thanks to the bouncy pair of songs crooned by Euro pop queen Amanda Lear, the schizophrenic score by Riz Ortolani (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, GOODBYE UNCLE TOM) that veers from pounding electronics to harmonica-laced romantic melodies — and the fact that almost everything, even the most violent and disturbing scenes, takes place in scorching sunlight.” (Mondo Digital)

Dir. Flavio Mogherini. Italy, 1977. 103 min, Digital. Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.


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