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.”


“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



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


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