Tag: Massimo Dallamano

Solange and Other Tales of Schoolgirls in Peril

Solange and Other Tales of Schoolgirls in Peril

March 17, 2016 | By

Reviews of Massimo Dallamano’s schoolgirls-in-peril trilogy: 1972’s What Have You Done to Solange? (new on Blu via Arrow Video / MVD Visual), 1974’s What Have They Done to Our Daughters? + 1978’s Virgin Killer.

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BR: What Have You Done to Solange? / Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972)

BR: What Have You Done to Solange? / Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972)

March 17, 2016 | By

Branded a schoolgirl-in-peril entry, the genre isn’t new nor unique to Italian cinema – one can find traces (emphasizing terror and implied / potential violation over murder) in the kidnapped teen thriller Union Station (1950) and the psycho-sexual blackmailer / bank robber / teen molester Experiment in Terror (1961) – but Massimo Dallamano’s What have You Done to Solange…

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Film: What Have They Done to Your Daughters? / The Coed Murders / La polizia chiede aiuto (1974)

Film: What Have They Done to Your Daughters? / The Coed Murders / La polizia chiede aiuto (1974)

March 17, 2016 | By

Although regarded as the second part in Massimo Dallamano’s schoolgirl-in-peril trilogy, this entry moves farther from the giallo roots in What Have You Done to Solange? (1972), emphasizing elements of the poliziotteschi genre in which corruption runs deep, victims and their families rarely achieve any justice, and the serial killer’s motivation…

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Film: Virgin Killer / Enigma rosso (1978)

Film: Virgin Killer / Enigma rosso (1978)

March 17, 2016 | By

Planned as the third installment of writer-director Massimo Dallamano’s schoolgirls-in-peril trilogy, things were put on pause when the director died in a car accident, but two years later a shooting script by committee (seven writers, including a German scribe) was put in production with TV director Alberto Negrin at the helm…

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