In the latest episode of Fragments of Fear, Peter and Rachael return to the eighties once again to dissect Bruno Gaburro’s 1989 giallo, Fashion Crimes. Perhaps most notable for its leading role from Tenebrae alumni, Anthony Franciosa, the pair take a look at the actor’s career and assess the effectiveness of his character and the draw his casting has on the film.

In their exploration of the film, they look at the film’s thematic ideas that tie back to the golden age of the giallo from fragmented memories and nonsensical crimes to innate psychic abilities. Rachael and Peter also assess the film’s failings and missed opportunities, offering their thoughts on ways in which plot could potentially be rectified and improved upon. As always, they take a look at the film’s director, production history and place in the evolution of the Italian giallo.

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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