Friday, November 07, 2014

The Case of the Bloody Iris

The Case of the Bloody Iris (also known as What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood on Jennifer's Body? and Erotic Blue) is a 1971 Italian giallo film. Not my thing really, but if you like giallo films, this isn't bad. Giuliano Carnimeo directs. George Hilton (who was in a lot of spaghetti westerns and is the reason I watched this) and Edwige Fenech star.

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Fearnet says, "The gialli are known for their stylish murder sequences, but Bloody Iris is light on the gore, leaning heavier on the sexual neuroses underlining the murders" and concludes,
Bloody Iris’ wry observations, unexpected bits of comedy, minimalist Bruno Nicolai score, and stellar, sexy cast make it a must-see. There’s fertile ground for a deeper reading of the film’s subtext if desired, but Carnimeo’s movie stands on its own as an inspired thriller.
Eccentric Cinema calls it "a bizarre, stylish whodunit populated by a host of oddball characters and suspects." Horrorpedia has a detailed plot description and screen shots. Mysteryfile says, "First impression: Beautifully photographed in sharp, colorful detail from many clever and unusual angles – a visual delight, smashingly so" and calls it "a small masterpiece of its type". Rotten Tomatoes has no critics score but an audience rating of 62%.


  1. That's the bad thing about getting my computer router back. I can't get YouTube to load on my old computer. It just sits and buffers and goes nowhere. Not sure if I would like this or not, but I would at least like to have the option (grin).

    1. I wish I could suggest a solution. :( I know that sometimes the video player on the computer can cause this and updating it (especially Adobe Flash) can solve it. If you're using HTML5 player, then I've heard switching to flash player is said to help.

      Running Secunia ( ) can show you if you have programs on your computer that need updating. I use it, and it helps me keep up with needed updates. Sometimes using a different browser can help. I'd go nuts if I couldn't watch videos on my computer :( I wish I could help fix your problem.... :(