This fine entry in the giallo canon was directed by Paolo Cavara (THE WILD EYE), and features a soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, as well as appearances by genre regulars Barbara Bouchet and Barbara Bach. Inspector Tellini (Giancarlo Giannini) is a laconic policeman in Rome who gets put on the case of a serial killer with a particularly gruesome method of killing: he injects beautiful women with a paralyzing poison and forces them to watch their own slow deaths.
**1/2 out of **** "Black Belly of the Tarantula" is a competent, well-made giallo thriller that, for all its visual and stylistic flare, is just looking for the right story elements and characters to make it feel complete. I won't deny that I found some things to enjoy about it, and it does have a handful of really good scenes, but the thing just isn't as interesting as I hoped it would be. Consistently entertaining and hardly ever boring, unless you count those moments where … more