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Dario Argento

Dolore – Fantasmi (HPGD Productions)

As I am sure the record label is well aware, horror, pain, gore and death are all key ingredients of any good horror film. So too are decent direction, acting, story and scares but show me as film with everything… Continue Reading →

Opera – Dario Argento (Cult Films)

As far as many are concerned Opera made in 1987 is the last film truly deserving of director Dario Argento’s auteur status. It also saw the end of the golden era for Italian genre cinema which was rapidly in decline… Continue Reading →

Assault – Sidney Hayers (Network)

This 1971 British movie had a variety of titles for different territories such as In The Devil’s Garden, Satan’s Playthings, The Creepers and Tower Of Terror. Some of them make little sense and dress things up as a supernatural horror… Continue Reading →

Accurst – Messenger Of Shadows (Aesthetic Death)

Cyprus, a jewelled island loved by practitioners of package holidays, a place of sunshine and delight, full of pleasure seekers and ice cream munching children. Well that’s the image that I have in my head but you can banish it… Continue Reading →

Cadaveria / Necrodeath – Mondoscuro (Black Tears)

Cadaveria (herself) and Flegias of Necrodeath have worked together since the early 90’s when they were involved in cult Italian act Opera IX. They both left that band in 2001 stripping it of most of its identity in the process…. Continue Reading →

The Bloodstained Butterfly – Duccio Tessari (Arrow)

There’s little danger of running out of giallo film for release in this country such was the huge proliferation of them to flood Italy after the massive success of Dario Argento’s directorial full length feature The Bird With The Crystal… Continue Reading →

The Neon Demon – Nicolas Winding Refn (Icon)

Danish director Winding Refn started off on the very mean streets of his home country with the ‘Pusher’ trilogy and ‘Bleeder’. Making Copenhagen into a Copenhell these violent and gritty thrillers were not without a sense of humour and pitted… Continue Reading →

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies – Burr Steers (Lionsgate)

In 2009 author Seth Grahame-Smith had the rather clever idea along with publisher Quirk Books of penning with (ahem) ghost writer Jane Austen a mashup of her literary famed 1813 novel and reanimating it by adding the living dead to the… Continue Reading →

Interview – Arcana 13

Italian doomsters Arcana 13 have just released their debut album ‘Danza Macabra’ through Aural Music, and it’s a glorious celebration of groovy, heavy riffs and a love of classic Italian horror flicks. I caught up with drummer Luigi Taroni to… Continue Reading →

Arcana 13 – Danza Macabra (Aural Music)

Now, how could I not pick this one for review…! An album entirely based on, and influenced by, classic Italian horror and giallo films of the 60’s and 70’s. Arcana 13 clearly love their Bava, Fulci and Argento, and have… Continue Reading →

Deep Red – Dario Argento (Arrow)

The last time I had the pleasure of watching Deep Red was just under a year ago at The Barbican with Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin providing a live soundtrack to the film http://tinyurl.com/mvja6zc You are never going to quite create an… Continue Reading →

Contamination – Luigi Cozzi (Arrow)

Although never prosecuted, Contamination made in 1980 by Luigi Cozzi comes from the golden era of Italian splatter movies ending up embroiled amidst the video nasty furore. Showing what a dogs arse the whole panic was it had no real… Continue Reading →

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