Here at Movie Ramblings Towers, we are big fans of the giallo genre.

You know the drill – mysterious killers, bizarre clues, lush locations, a memorable soundtrack and attractive casts, all wrapped up in that outlandish sense of style that the Italians specialise in.

We are certainly not experts though – sure we could prattle on about Dario Argento for a while, and Edwige Fenech will stop us in our tracks, but we are always on the lookout for new avenues and unseen gems.

Enter Peter Jilmstad and Rachael Nisbet, two fountains of knowledge on the giallo scene who have, brilliantly, decided to come up with a podcast doing just that.

Here’s their blurb:

Fragments of Fear is a podcast dedicated to the discussion and appreciation of giallo cinema with a slant towards the genre’s lesser celebrated titles. Join Peter Jilmstad and Rachael Nisbet as they delve into the delirious world of the Italian thriller taking an in-depth look at the films that shaped the genre.

We’ve listened to the first couple of podcasts they’ve come up with and they are great – insightful, knowledgeable and fun. In fact, we are such big fans of what Peter and Rachael are up to that we have even chipped in via Patreon.

Anyways, Movie Ramblings are always on the lookout for ways to help people we like, so here at the site we will run a story each time the pair come up with a new podcast, providing a link, as well as a trailer, synopsis and images for the film in question.

To start with, why not listen to this podcast where Peter and Rachael introduce themselves, chat about the genre and the films that attracted them to the giallo arena in the first place – while also setting out their plans going forward:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle