From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Delirium (1972, Italy) is a Giallo film directed by Renato Polselli.


Main Details

  • Released in 1972
  • Color
  • Running Time: 102 min / Belgium: 90 min (video) / USA: 85 min (re-edited American version)
  • Production Co: GRP | Cinamerica International | Romatt (US version)
  • Directed by Renato Polselli
  • Written by Renato Polselli
  • Starring Mickey Hargitay, Rita Caldana, Raul Lovecchio, Carmen Young, Christa Barrymore, Tano Cimarosa
  • Original Music by Gianfranco Reverberi
  • Cinematography by Ugo Brunelli
  • Film Editing by Otello Colangeli

Also Known As

  • Delirio caldo (Original Italian title) | Crime (Germany) | Death at the Villa (USA - longer version) | Das Grauen kommt Nachts (Germany)


Italian filmmaker Renato Polselli (aka Ralph Brown) wrote and directed this wonderfully sick and demented giallo thriller, a shining example of the sort of outrageous psychosexual perversity for which the genre has become cherished by cult enthusiasts. Former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay was already a sleaze favorite for his turn as Il Boio Scarlatto and his disingenuously tearful tour of his late wife's estate in The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield.(Rotten Tomatoes)

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