Dario Argento is the definitive pioneer for Italian Horror Cinema and one of the most influential genre directors of all-time.
There is no doubting Dario Argento is a master of horror with classics like Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Tenebre all hailed by film experts, filmmakers and fans alike as true genre masterpieces but what is it about his movies that really gets under our skin and stays there?
In Notorious November, the Abertoir Horror Festival is the event to be at in the sleepy Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth. The twelfth edition of the long running festival celebrated a killer six days of giallo greatness, featuring pivotal figures of the sub-genre in the shape of Sergio Martino and Lamberto Bava in attendance.
The affirmative opinion amongst genre fans is that quality ‘giallo’ films peaked during the 1970’s. It is no secret that the quintessential releases of the sub-genre were distributed during that time. The masters of giallo cinema, Mario Bava and Dario Argento lay the groundwork for a succession of directorial peers who attempted to make their […]
Australian director Zeda Müller introduces her debut feature, 13 Dolls in Darkness, a clear-cut homage to both the giallo flair of the 60’s and 70’s and the silent film era in its visual aesthetic.