The Video Archives Podcast: American Giallo Pt. 2: Alice, Sweet Alice / Happy Birthday to Me (with Eli Roth)

On the new episode of the The Video Archives Podcast, Quentin, Roger and Eli Roth continue their exploration of American Giallo with one of Eli’s favorite films, 1976’s Alice, Sweet Alice. When Alice’s sister Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions turn towards Alice – but could a 12-year-old girl really be the killer? The group talks about the role that religion plays in giallo, how director Alfred Sole pulled off a period piece on a budget, and how the identity of the villain is just too good to spoil.

Wrapping things up in a bow, let’s all sing Happy Birthday To Me. Virginia is about to celebrate her 18th birthday, but before she can throw her party, her friends are killed off one by one. Directed by J. Lee Thompson, this film features amazing gags, unique kills, and one of the most gut-wrenching brain surgery scenes you’ll ever see. Make sure you RSVP; it’ll be a killer party.



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