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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...

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

How Well Does The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue Hold Up Today?

I recently decided to give the underrated Italian gem, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue a try and I’m glad I did. The premise of the film is simple yet effective. An incident at a petrol station i...

House by the Cemetery

How The House by the Cemetery Inverted the Zombie Genre

Lucio Fulci’s House by the Cemetery is, I’ll admit, my least favorite of the director’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy. But that doesn’t mean that the film is without merits, it’s just that some of the...

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