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Darkness Doesn’t Quite Reach The Bright Light Of Its Potential [Nightstream Film Festival Review]

The three sisters at the heart of Emanuela Rossi’s Darkness are something out of another era, with Peter Pan collared dresses and Gunne Sax style nightgowns, patiently waiting in the darkened ha...

You Die

You Die is the Killer App Movie That Countdown Should’ve Been [Review]

You Die, an agreeable Italian genre offering with the wholly unnecessary subtitle, “Get the app, then die,” takes the premise that last year’s completely rubbish Countdown squandered within the first ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Dario Argento

Anyone who is getting into the horror genre has heard the name Dario Argento. For most people, his are not the first movies they see, but he’s often referred to as one of the all time masters, which c...

Demons

Demons is an Incoherent Yet Brilliant Film [Retrospective]

Demons unfolds at a movie theater that is screening a sneak preview of a horror film. As the events of the film occur onscreen, similar happenings are carried out in the audience. The theater patrons ...

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

Why The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave is a Must See!

Emilio Miraglia’s The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave is a an Italian-made British horror film that features velvet suits, gloved killers, the unexpected appearance of free-spirited bands, J&...

Short Night of the Glass Dolls

Short Night of the Glass Dolls is a Unique Take on the Giallo

Short Night of the Glass Dolls follows Greg (Jean Sorel of A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin), an American journalist working in Prague. Greg’s primary problem is that he is dead (or appears to b...

Lucio Fulci

Gore Monger: How Lucio Fulci Helped Redefine Italian Horror

To some degree Italian horror used to dictate the landscape of American horror. The Giallo films of yesteryear, for example, paved the way for the American slasher film. Directors like Dario Argento w...

Zombie

Why Fulci’s Zombie is the Distilled Essence of Zombie Cinema

It’s a movie of many, many titles. Over thirty years, it’s been known as Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Zombie Dawn of the Dead and more, but the American title Zombie—while the most simple—may also be...

Argento's Deep Red

How Argento’s Deep Red Influenced Surrealist Cinema

Suspiria will probably always be remembered as Dario Argento’s best. But even still, it’s remembered as the best in a very impressive career, especially in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. During those two decade...

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