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Four Flies On Grey Velvet-Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)

Four Flies On Grey Velvet-Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)

by 07/12/2014
The "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" follows the dramatic adventure of a musician who in a scuffle accidentally killed a bizarre man who watched him closely. Then another mysterious guy kills people close friend of musician trying to pass the blame to the music which already threatens in a variety of ways.

Dario Argento


Salvatore Argento


Dario Argento


Dario Argento
Luigi Cozzi
Mario Foglietti


Michael Brandon
Mimsy Farmer
Jean-Pierre Marielle


Ennio Morricone

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Marianne Productions, Seda Spettacoli, Universal Productions France

Πρωτότυπος Τίτλος

4 Mosche di Velluto Grigio
Four Patches of Grey Velvet
Τέσσερις Μύγες σε Πράσινο Βελούδο


1 Hour and 44 Minutes (104 Min)


Italy, France




When the flies start to crawl, so will your flesh...

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dario argento gialloWith this film master Dario Argento Italian completes giallo "animal Trilogy", which also included "The Bird With the Crystal Plumage" (1970) and "The Cat o ' Nine Tails ' (1971). In my opinion, this film is the weakest of the "trilogy" without it meaning that is generally bad.

Using the known paths of giallo but with several experiments the our Argento tells his agonizing adventure of Roberto, a musical roka who accidentally killed in the building of an opera a mysterious man watching him closely. At the time of the accident a freakish maskoforemeni figure standing on the balcony of the Opera, she photographed the event and disappears. By the next day the Roberto receives threatening text messages and photos of the event from the strange photographer while the people of his neighborhood begin to be murdered one by one. The Roberto cannot feel at all safe anymore nor in his own home. You must solve the mystery without getting sucked in the police since he has committed murder …

As in most Italian films, case is distinguished by an alluring mystery. It remains therefore the Executive track to determine whether appreciable is the realization of interesting keynote. In "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" (but what a weird name and this!) things are flowing partly well after its problems in the plot and the acting is obvious. There are persons who are exploited as it should and there are few others without any substantive contribution to the project, which just came to enter or in the worst case make a mockery of the film image. Several dialogues show anoysioi to fools. The film's attempt to offer humorous moments are not always successful. Also the motivation and explanations of the murderer does not satisfy and certainly could become more careful script work. Excessive and some ideas that appear in the movie as one that police trying to see the face of the murderer in the storyline a victim's eye. Minimum is and gore without a serious disadvantage is essential.

Horror Trivia

It is said that on the film's soundtrack were to join the famous rockers Deep Purple something that ultimately did not happen.

However, things are not so bad and apparently the positives ultimately outnumber the negatives, even on points. The imaginative and otherworldly Argento's ideas are present and make their appearance from the beginning where the rock music alternates with the image of a beating heart. The movie has (thankfully) the usual scary atmosphere of Argento's films, has enough suspense, and some monumental scenes as the agonizing persecution of Roberto's maid by the murderer in a park. Chilling is the killer's mask reminiscent of spooky dolls in later films of the Italian as "Deep Red". The gore can be minimal but there is at least a sensational beheading committed with masterly manner accompanied by melodious music slow! Aaaah … the Argento who loved leaves some samples of his talent to unfold until you pop the next bombs.

It is said that the "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" is a precursor to films like ' Deep Red ' and the ' Opera ' and probably the rumors prove to be correct. In this film the Argento mounted first seeds for the recital of horror shown by then of his career. Here you may not succeed so well, but who can argue with the brilliant sequel?

Four Flies On Grey Velvet

Movie Review Highlights

  • The comic yet menacing killer mask those few times it appears.
  • The frightening scene of persecution of the maid of the protagonist in the Park.
  • The grisly beheading on a monumental stage elattwmenis speed, full of sentiment and irony.


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Interesting case, enough suspense, wonderful theme music of Ennio Morricone, a few moments of directorial intelligence early on demonstrates the Argento.


Overloading with false characters and others with poor attendance, occasionally problematic acting, existence of some kakogrammenwn dialogs, incomplete explanation of the motivation of the killer.

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If you're a fan of Dario Argento should watch this movie because of good moments and has historical value in terms of the ideas and techniques of the Italian master. If you are not in the above category start better than other films of Italian or other known giallo with best reputation.

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