Slant Magazine calls it "influential and still extraordinary".
Moria calls it "one of the essential films in the cult of Italian director Mario Bava". 1000 Misspent Hours says, "Even today, this movie has bite." DVD Talk calls it a "seminal masterpiece" and says, "Blood and Black Lace is a prototypical film worth owning for anyone who appreciates this subsect of film history."
Roger Ebert's site has an article addressing the film in light of the sexual politics of serial murder of women. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 85%.