Film Review: Creepers (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: “Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of a famous actor, has had trouble with sleepwalking for some time. Her doctor said that it can develop a split personality. She discovers her alternate personality when she stays at a boarding school that was once the home of Richard Wagner. But someone has been killing the students, and it relates only indirectly to the criminal sanitarium nearby. So it’s up to the two greatest detectives the world has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demons 2 (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Residents of a high rise apartment building struggle to survive an outbreak of murderous demons. REVIEW: I absolutely love Demons. I saw it when I was in the 7th grade and it scared the living shit out of me (though not as much as it did a neighborhood kid who was so freaked out by it his mother had to take him to the doctor because he wouldn’t eat or sleep after he saw … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula 3D (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The tale begins with Jonathan Harker, journeying by train and carriage from England to Count Dracula’s crumbling, remote castle situated in the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania. The purpose of his mission is to catalogue the big library of Dracula. At first enticed by Dracula’s gracious manner, Harker soon discovers that he has become a prisoner in the castle. He also begins to see disquieting facets of Dracula’s nocturnal life. One night … Continue reading

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AGENTO’S DRACULA Release Details Emerge

Today’s batch of email brought some big news for Dario Argento fans everywhere. The Blu-ray of his take on DRACULA is coming soon and all the details on the release are in, you ready? The press release reveals: Horror maestro Dario Argento puts his unique stylistic spin on the classic supernatural tale in DRACULA, a sexually charged, visually sumptuous retelling of the legendary myth. The film arrives on DVD and 3D Blu-ray on January 28, … Continue reading

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A New Trailer Shows Up For ARGENTO’S DRACULA

Coming at us from IFC MIDNIGHT is iconic director Dario Argento’s take on the DRACULA mythos and in 3D none the less. The new trailer came along with a nice press release so read that first and then sink your teeth into the new video. TRANSYLVANIA, 1893. One night in the woods adjacent to Passo Borgo, at the foot of the Carpazi mountains, a couple of young lovers, Tania and Milos, secretly meet. On her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sleepless (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: After a seventeen year break a serial killer picks up where he left off, prompting the son of one of his earlier victims and a retired police detective to team up to stop him once and for all. Will they be able to figure out his identity and put an end to his murderous ways or are they just setting themselves up to be his next victims? REVIEW:

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Suspiria (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover that it is run by a coven of witches.

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Suspiria Remake Moving Forward – Are You Kidding?

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David Gordon Green, the director of such fare as, uh, Pineapple Express, has been trying to get a remake of Dario Argento’s legendary SUSPIRIA off the ground for a while now, and according to a post over at Deadline, Crime Scene Pictures are now fully backing the project and it is due to shoot in September. Why is this film even being considered? Why would such an iconic, perfect genre film which is very much … Continue reading

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Video Nasties

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‘Video Nasty‘ was a term coined in Britain around 1982 which applied to certain films distributed on video cassette that were criticised by the media and various religious organisations for their violent content. While cinema violence had been regulated by the British Board of Film Censorship for many years, the lack of regulations for video sales (combined with the claim that any film could be viewed by impressionable kiddies) sparked a massive public debate. Most … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Opera (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: When the leading diva of Verdi’s “Macbeth” is run over by a car, her understudy, Betty (Cristina Marsillach), takes over the role. Things go from bad to worse when the madman begins to kill other members of the cast — and forces Betty to watch. The finale in this exercise in baroque horror from the mind of frightmeister Dario Argento stems from an incident in Betty’s childhood that links her to the killer. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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First Pic from Argento’s DRACULA 3D

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Below you are going to find a picture that was tweeted by Asia Argento who is of course daughter of master horror director Dario Argento. It’s long been known that she would play a role in Dario’s next project which is of course DRACULA 3D. It appears now that she will be playing the lead female role of Lucy. She updated her Twitter account with the following picture: Which she captioned Dracula and Lucy. Gotta … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inferno (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: One of the Italian horror mastermind’s finest films, Inferno. In this chilling mystery, the tenants of a Manhattan apartment are terrorized by deadly spirits — among other equally gruesome things, they’re decapitated, clawed to death by cats, burned and attacked by a knife-wielding killer. This semi-sequel to Argento’s 1977 film Suspiria is stylish, violent and classy all at the same time. REVIEW: Starring: Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi Director: Dario Argento … Continue reading

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Giallo: The Dawn of A New Wave?

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There are dark and strange things afoot, which for folks like us is a wonderful thing. Something is bubbling back up to the surface of the moviegoing consciousness, something special. With films such as Black Swan and Amer in recent times bringing a sense of surreal and artistic nastiness to a film climate awash with torture p*rn and artless schlock, are we seeing the resurgence of the Giallo tropes that made that first wave of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mother of Tears (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman named Sarah opens an ancient urn that unlocks a horrible evil. While on the run for an alleged murder, she discovers that her involvement with this evil runs deep into her past. The third of three powerful witches known as the “Three Mothers” must be stopped, and Sarah is the only one that can to it. As she tries to decipher the secrets of her past, violence and murder follow her … Continue reading

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Rutger Hauer = Van Helsing in Dario Argento’s DRACULA

I can’t lie to you, I have never really gotten the whole Italian horror thing. I mean, I watch them – I appreciate them but really can’t say I’m a huge fan of them When it comes to Dario Argento I have always found his films fantastic to look at but I could not even give you a clue as to what the majority of his films are about. Very confusing stuff. I was kind … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dario Argento – Author James Gracey

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Written by James Gracey Published by Kamera Books / Oldcastle Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color & Black /White (color insert pages included) – 160 pages Price: $19.95 Dario Argento is one of those obscure but influential directors who has not only contributed greatly to the genre but has inspired countless others in his works. It’s funny because with his volume of work, sometimes I still get the impression that he is not as visible … Continue reading

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Film Review: Giallo (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Adrien Brody stars as Insp. Enzo Avolfi, who trails a sadistic serial killer in this thriller from Italian horror master Dario Argento. As the mutilated bodies of beautiful women litter Milan, Avolfi races to find the latest abductee. When Linda (Emmanuelle Seigner) reports her fashion model sister Celine (Elsa Pataky) missing, Avolfi knows the death clock ticks. Now he must step into madness to stop the psychopath (Byron Deidra). REVIEW: Directed by: Dario Argento … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deep Red (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: A highly gifted German psychic is brutally murdered in Rome on a quiet evening. A jazz pianist witnesses part of her murder from the streets and races to help the gifted psychic. From the apartment he captures a glimpse of what could be the murderer. Human curiosity and drive ensues. REVIEW: Alright, the giallo style of film can be quite unusual to the American senses. The truth is they are. Deep Red is another … Continue reading

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Film Review: Suspiria (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: An American ballet student Suzy Banyon travels abroad to Freiberg Germany to attend the illustrious Tans Academy. Suzy arrives to the Academy in a fierce storm noticing an overly panicked young lady standing in the doorway. She screams but Suzy cannot hear her over the thunderous din of the storm. The girl runs away in the stormy night. Upon acceptance into the Tans Academy Suzy is flooded by a strange international group of characters, … Continue reading

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