April 5, 2020

This Day in Halloween: Mario Bava's highly influential gallo thriller "Blood and Black Lace" opens across the U.S. in 1965. / Illustration by Ari Fuyumuro

Blood and Black Lace opens across the U.S. in 1965. The Mario Bava horror thriller is one of Italy’s first “giallo” films. Though barely a success on its release, the film is now considered a blueprint for ‘80s slasher films, is highly critically regarded, giving inspiration to Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Dario Argento.