This podcast kicks off the newest series on art house horror! In this episode, I’m talking about the history of giallo cinema and analyzing Sergio Martino’s 1972 film, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key.

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Resources and Notes:

Hall, Stuart. “The Spectacle of the Other.” Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. London: Sage in Association with the Open U, 2011. N. pag. Print.

Mulvey, Laura. “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” In The Film Theory Reader: Debates and Arguments, edited by Marc Furstenau, 200-8. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010.

Needham, Garry. “Playing with Genre An Introduction to the Italian Giallo.” Kinoeye 2.11 (2002).

Poe, Edgar Allen. “The Black Cat.” Internet Archive. The Electronic Books Foundation. Web. <;

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key. Dir. Sergio Martino. Perf. Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, and Luigi Pistilli. Lea Film, 1972. Shudder. Web.

For more on Mulvey: Sonic Horror Geographies: Hush (2016), Gender, and Disability

On continuity editing:

Duologue by Javolenus © copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Ft: audiotechnica

Author: Genevieve Newman

Image Credit: Lea Film © 1972