Trailer For Argentinian Giallo Horror Flick ‘Francesca’


As a huge fan of giallo I’m always excited to see current filmmakers taking a stab at the genre that was immensely popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Filmmakers like Peter Strickland, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani have had great success in calling back to the work of such filmmakers as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci, and now Argentinian writer/director Luciano Onetti (Deep Sleep) hopes to follow in their footsteps with Francesca, his sophomore feature about a girl who returns back to her hometown 15 years after she mysteriously disappeared. The Argentinian Giallo horror flick will make its World Premiere at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival in October, from the 9th to the 18th. The first trailer has been released which you can watch below. Enjoy!

Synopsis: It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”.  Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not the same girl who everyone knew…

I also hope to catch the flick when it plays at the Morbido Film Festval at the end of the month. Either way, someone from Twitch is going to see this flick in October. I for one appreciate the effort made to create a film that looks like it was plucked from the era when Giallo horror flicks were at their peak. I cannot wait to see this.


Poster For Argentinian Giallo ‘Francesca’

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