GIRL WITH A STRAIGHT RAZOR (2021) Reviews of “neo-Giallo”

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‘She lives by night.’

Girl with a Straight Razor is a 2021 Canadian “neo-Giallo” horror film about a female protagonist who finds salvation via violence.

Written and directed by Chris Alexander (Space VampireNecropolis: Legion; Female Vampire; Blood for IrinaQueen of Blood), the Darkside Releasing-Moleman Entertainment production stars Ali Chappell (The Abominations of Frankenstein; The Final Ride; Necropolis: Legion; Late Night Double Feature) and Thea Munster (Necropolis: Legion).

Chris Alexander commented: “I consider my work to be a kind of ‘elevated exploitation’ and Girl with a Straight Razor is no exception. Once again, I focus on a female protagonist and sympathetic ‘human monster’ who is trapped in a sort of isolated reality and finds salvation through violence. This time, the isolation was a given, seeing as the picture was carefully produced during the pandemic with minimal cast and crew. The intimacy of the process only added to the texture of the film, really.”

Reviews:

“I’m not going to pretend like I know exactly what the film is about but I do know what I have seen. We follow a woman who has a bloodlust and is sometimes turned on by her instrument of choice. I would have enjoyed it a lot more if the story was more straightforward and self-explanatory but for those of you that likes your arthouse mixed with giallo then you will be right at home with this one.” Horror Society

” …it’s art-housey and heavily reliant on setting a mood and communicating emotion and less interested in telling an easy, mainstream narrative. Alexander definitely channels his inner Giallo for Girl with a Straight Razor in the way his camera captures vivid colors, in the way he uses wonderful retro-synth music, and of course, the use of a straight razor as a weapon of choice.” M.L. Miller

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Release:

Girl with a Straight Razor will be released early in 2022.

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