Classic Italian film poster art is renowned as being among the most innovative, creative and dynamic of its kind. From the post-war period through to early 1990s, Italian artists consistently produced posters with sumptuously stunning designs and seductive imagery - not least in the gore-splashed giallo genre, for which compositions focused on curvaceous female figures in jeopardy juxtaposed with the iconography of sadism and violent death.
Terrors On A Razor's Edge features 100 film posters by a wide range of acclaimed Italian artists, created for both indigenous and international film productions presenting giallo, krimi and related psycho-killer narratives from European cinema. The collection focuses on the prime years from 1960 to 1979, and is displayed with full-color, full-page reproductions, illustrating one of the most controversial and bloody of all horror sub-genres. Terrors On A Razor's Edge presents a vivid pictorial history of Euro-slasher cinema expressed in its most immediate and eye-catching form.