What happens when you reduce a Giallo to its core elements?
Why, you get the poster art for Ruggero Deodato's The Washing Machine. A depiction of sex & violence with no pretence of any redeeming value. Just as the average fan likes it, cut through the chase and give me goods right away. There's something so stupidly simple about this, that I actually begin to like it.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit