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So as you may have already heard, our Arrow Video USA Indiegogo campaign was a success and we exceeded our original target! A huge thanks goes out to all of your for your support and pledges – we really couldn’t have made it without all of you!
We’ve previously created a handy Arrow USA FAQ but we can see from your questions and comments that there are still a few areas that you would like us to expand upon and address. So, without further ado, here is an updated FAQ for all things Arrow Video USA:
Monday, 24 November 2014
by Kier-La Janisse
While many consider The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) – retitled and re-edited for the United States as Evil Eye – a ‘lesser’ Mario Bava film, and a necessary stepping stone to the lurid grandeur of pioneering giallo staple Blood and Black Lace the following year, it is this very status as a ‘transitional’ work that makes it so interesting. The ways that The Girl Who Knew Too Much/Evil Eye interacts with various forms of texts – from the ‘paranoid woman’s films’ of the 1940s to the pulp paperbacks that gave the giallo genre its name – illustrate the struggle for a feminine voice that had been building since the war and would become a hallmark of that decade. The giallo film genre is not known for its ‘feminist’ qualities, and this is another thing that makes Evil Eye unique: it is more aligned with the gender politics of Black Sunday than with the litany of giallo films that followed in its wake, making it one of Bava’s most feminist horror films – despite tacked-on endings in both versions that neutralise that voice.