Monday, 20 August 2012

Audiodrome #11

This month’s edition of Audiodrome focuses on Bruno Nicolai’s hauntingly beautiful score for Sergio Martino’s gothic-flavoured giallo, Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key. Loosely adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat, it stars Edwige Fenech as a scheming vixen, whose arrival at the crumbling villa of her alcoholic uncle seems to spark a slew of bloody murders. Nicolai's harpsichord-driven score eschews the usual jazz-inflected music associated with the giallo for something altogether more clandestine and melancholic, perfectly underpinning the macabre desires at the heart of the story.

Head over to Paracinema.net to read my review and listen to a track. 

While you’re there, why not pick up issue 16 of Paracinema Magazine. Amongst the abundance of articles and essays on genre cinema you’ll find the likes of Images of Horror and Lust in Ken Russell’s The Devils by Samm Deighan, The Films of RenĂ© Laloux: Notes on the Golden Age of French Science Fiction by Derek Godin and Rehabilitating Daddy, or How Disaster Movies say it’s OK to Trust Authority by Jon (Shocks to the System: Subversive Horror Films) Towlson.

Keep an eye out for issue 17 of Paracinema in which I’ll be taking a much more detailed look at Martino’s Your Vice and its moody gothic influences.

2 comments:

Nick said...

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James Gracey said...

No problemo!