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!