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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...

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...

Tenebrae

Tenebrae Explores a Writer’s Greatest Fear

Dario Argento is one of the all-time masters of horror. No matter how much the quality of work has fallen in recent years, when he was in his prime he was nigh unbeatable. While Suspiria and Deep Red ...

Opera

How Dario Argento’s Opera Explores the Dark Side of Showbusiness

Opera is Dario Argento’s modern update on The Phantom of the Opera. More than that though, it is representative of the film industry and the nature of show business as a whole. It can even be seen, in...

Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill: Perfecting the American Giallo

Many American horror films were influenced by the Italian giallo. It’s often said that giallo was the influence behind the entire American slasher genre. But there are several American features ...

Happy Birthday to Me

Why Happy Birthday to Me is as Much a Giallo as it is a Slasher

In the early ‘80s, slasher movies were in full bloom. Everyone was doing their best to follow up the success of Friday the 13th and Halloween. Every single calendar date was getting its own feature, f...

Giallo films for beginners

Six Essential Giallo Movies for Beginners

If you have a serious interest in horror, you’ve probably at least heard the term giallo before. It refers to an Italian style of filmmaking, something that is a sort of cross between a traditional de...

Mario Bava - A Bay of Blood Movie still

How Mario Bava Set the Template for American Slashers

It’s no secret that the early slasher films were heavily influenced by the Italian giallo movies. These were very similar features, albeit slightly more sophisticated—yet gorier—versions of the same t...

Top Ten Giallo Films. Poster for Dario Argento's Suspiria.

Top Ten Giallo Films

Giallo was a great movement in Italian horror that has sadly died out since, much like Italian horror itself. It heavily influenced movies like Halloween, Black Christmas and Friday the 13th and was i...

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