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I would argue that Phenomena, like the Three Mothers Trilogy, is not a giallo. It’s a supernatural horror film. The murderer is not revealed to be someone we’ve met previously, but instead a monster hidden from the rest of the world. None of the amateur detectives in Argento’s other giallos were able to communicate with insects.
Bruckner wasn’t killing the young girls, that was her deformed son. She was only killing men who posed a threat to her son.
Also, the name of the band is “Goblin” not “Goblins”.