Ooooh…..a tricky one. See – Betty has needles piercing into her eyelids, so for her to blink is going to be extremely rare. Unless of course she enjoys terrible pain in her eyelids, which could be the case – you never know. Stay strong and keep focused! Oh fuck it….who are we kidding. You can’t beat someone in a staring contest with needles stuck in their eyelids. You lose!!
Want to see a woman get hit square in the back by an iron from a homicidal killer in an Italian horror movie? Here ya go!
Hahaha! That’s funny. Until she dies a horrible death of course, which I’ll talk about in a minute. That clip is from Dario Argento’s underrated 1987 giallo film, Opera (aka Terror At The Opera). Soak it in folks, because this was Argento in his prime. And Opera is full of vintage Argento, especially the scene I eluded to involving the wardrobe seamstress Giulia getting back-smacked with the iron while Betty (interesting Italian horror movie name btw) is forced to watch her die with needles taped under her eyes. Good times!
Speaking of good times, Giulia accidentally swallows the bracelet that the killer is after while she’s dying. Let’s just say that when he shoves the shears down her throat to try and retrieve it (all to a killer metal soundtrack I might add), I was squirming in my seat. The good news for us, the viewer, is that he doesn’t succeed and has to cut through her throat to finally get back what he’s after, with effective sound effects to boot. Hooray! Watch the full scene below. It’s in Spanish btw – so my apologies if you don’t speak Spanish. Ay Dios Mio!
Yep, back to back weeks of Dario Argento movies! Last week on Sunday Bloody Sunday we had the arm chop from Tenebre. And this week it’s all about a bullet through a peephole (that would be a good name for a song btw) from Mr. Argento’s 1987 underrated giallo, Opera.
I’m sure a lot of you out there have had some peephole anxiety in the past. You get a knock on the door, but before you open it – you put your peeper up to the peephole to get a peak at who it is. The whole fisheye lens can be deceiving and frustrating because it can be hard to get a good look at who’s on the other side. Unfortunately for Mira (Daria Nicolodi) in Opera, she may have spent a little too much time on peephole patrol. Without spoiling her ridiculous but entertaining death, I’ll let you watch it below to fully enjoy it: