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Old 11th November 2008, 01:36 PM
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To me the Giallo is a Slasher with plenty of sleaze, a distinct European feel, black gloved killers and of course an investigation into who the killer is as well as a twist at the end. With those I think plot is just as important as body count.

With a standard Slasher then it needs a body count for a start and I'd say it needs at least 3 or 4 people to be killed. A crazed killer killing off badly acted characters at a fairly consistent pace. Plenty of sex, tits and arse, a bit of gore and that's about it off the top of my head. Plot though definitely comes secondary to kills though a strong emphasis must normally be placed on the killer. Twists are nice too but not always necessary. And a backwoods setting always helps.
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