“Filmmaker, writer, editor, musician, and all around genre film encyclopedia Chris Alexander provides his impressive insight into films that feature "Black Gloved Killers". Mr. Alexander is the managing editor for ShockTillYouDrop.com and also an IHSFF alum, showcasing his film "Queen of Blood" in 2014. Look out for his next films "Female Werewolf" and the recently announced "BlackGloveKiller" coming to a theater near you.” – Monte Yazzie, IHSFF Festival Director
Name: Chris Alexander
Title: Filmmaker, Managing Editor SHOCK TILL YOU DROP, EIC DELIRIUM Magazine
Organization/Outlet: SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.COM / DELIRIUM Magazine
List Subject:FAVORITE FILMS THAT FEATURE “BLACK GLOVED KILLERS”
The first “black glove killer” film I ever saw…I think. At least the one I remember seeing first. Dario Argento’s operatic thriller is a fetish film that locks its lens on the process of gloves sliding over hands in a montage that includes dolls, children’s drawings and the pummeling prog-funk of Goblin lacing it all together.
DRESSED TO KILL
Brian De Palma cribbed from Hitchcock and the Italian riff on Hitch, the giallo, for this masterclass in style and pulp psychodrama. The elevator scene in which Tranny killer Bobby murders Angie Dickenson is pure cinema and the black gloves the killer wears here are tight and wrapped around the shiniest straight razor in cinema history.
COLOR OF NIGHT
Don’t laugh! This Bruce Willis erotic thriller came and went and was largely derided. That’s because general audiences had no clue that they were watching a giallo. Jane March is sex personified, Willis flashes his “willy” and the killer wears the most awesome black gloves ever.
THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE
This film is so kinky and groovy; the poster grabbed me as a kid (greatest poster ever, in fact) but the gloves in the film stuck with me. Not a traditional giallo but the gloves are great, less form fitting, more masculine and menacing.
Lenzi’s brilliant and super-sleazy giallo is not a black glove killer film. Rather, the killer rocks the red gloves. Same song, different mitten. The red is a brilliant touch and I’m surprise more Italian filmmakers didn’t follow suit.
- Where can we find you, what are you doing next, etc.:
I’m in pre-production for BLACKGLOVEKILLER, seeing FEMALE WEREWOLF through film festivals, supporting the Blu-ray release of QUEEN OF BLOOD, excited about my new album MUSIC FOR MURDER coming from Giallo Disco records (red vinyl) and hanging out with my amazing children.