From The Vaults :
THE BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA
Sunday 11th at 11am
Dir: Paolo Cavara Italy 1971 89 mins (15)
Cast: Giancarlo Gianni, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Barbara Bach,
Classic golden period giallo film, obviously cashing in on the success of Dario Argento’s Bird With The Crystal Plumage but manages to rise above that distinction. A mysterious killer is picking off various women associated with a blackmail conspiracy. The killer’s MO is injecting his victims with a paralyzing drug before killing them with the giallo weapon of choice, a sharp knife. Inspector Tellini is tasked with finding the killer, before he too becomes a target.