Black gloves, red blood and a bonkers final reveal.
They’re not for everyone, but many horror fans have a particular fondness for the Italian murder-mystery Giallo films of the ’70s and ’80s, which often provided the one thing hardcore fans tend to love above all else: extreme gore sequences. And this throwback tribute, true to classic Giallo, indeed does have a black-gloved killer who spills copious amounts of blood.
Written and directed by Eric Yoder, The Old Man in the Rocking Chair (spotted over on Reddit) faithfully taps into that Giallo aesthetic, mimicking everything from the shot composition to the music most synonymous with the genre. And yes, there are two gory, practical effects-heavy kills in the film, which impressively scratch that Giallo itch.
In the short, dedicated to pioneers Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and Mario Bava…
A young house keeper of an elderly man in a rocking chair becomes involved in a murderous rampage in an isolated farm house.
If you’re a fan of classic Giallo weirdness, check out The Old Man in the Rocking Chair below!