The Germanic Giallo: Masks (2011)

November 22, 2016 | By



In the interview that accompanies Reel Gore Releasing’s 3-disc edition of Masks (2011), director Andreas Marschall traces the giallo’s roots from German krimi films to genre pioneers Mario Bava and Dario Argento, making it perhaps logical for someone to tackle a Germanic giallo and Argento homage in one outing.

I’ve scribbled a lengthy review outlining the film’s pros and cons, but it is unique among giallo films in having a central heroine propelled by the Protestant work ethic; amid the film’s style, lush colours, prog-rock music theme, and more than mere echoes of Suspiria (1977) lies an undercurrent that’s arguably unique to this particular Germanic effort.

Coming shortly: a review of Stay as You Are / Cosi’ come Sei (1978) from Cult Epics.



Mark R. Hasan, Editor

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