SOME films invest in a big name lead, others blow the doors off the budget on special effects.
On Berberian Sound Studio they splurged on fruit and veg. When it comes to faking the sound of a limb being hacked off, nothing succeeds like GBH on a cabbage.
Peter Strickland's drama is set in the world of Giallo, that branch of Italian horror that flourished in the 1970s and offered audiences an operatic blend of soaring emotions, buckets of gore and blood-curdling screams. With titles like Hatchet for the Honeymoon and Bay of Blood, Giallo could be as subtle as a Silvio Berlusconi chat-up line.
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