Dark Glasses

Dark Glasses (Occhiali neri) (2022) 

Dark Glasses (Occhiali neri) first published by SciFiNow Giallo king Dario Argento‘s Dark Glasses (Occhiali neri) opens with a wide establishing shot of residential buildings in Rome’s leafy suburbs, and then various mobile shots looking upwards at roadside trees and apartment blocks. As it is revealed that the perspective belongs to Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli) at…

Land of the Dead

Land of the Dead (2005)

Land of the Dead first published by EyeforFilm, 30 Sept 2005 George A. Romero established himself as the first and greatest auteur of the undead with what has since become affectionately known as his ‘Holy Trinity’, a trilogy of films that laid down both the law and the lore for zombie horror. Mixing his liberal…

Stendhal

The Stendhal Syndrome (La Sindrome di Stendhal) (1996)

The Stendhal Syndrome (La Sindrome di Stendhal) first published by VODzilla.co The Stendhal Syndrome (La Sindrome di Stendhal) was the second film by Dario Argento to star his daughter Asia. The title of the first, Trauma (1993), might equally have served here, given that The Stendhal Syndrome focuses less on its rapist/killer than on the scars, physical and psychological, that are left…

Demons

Demons 2 (Dèmoni 2… l’incubo ritorna) (1986)

Demons 2 (Dèmoni 2… l’incubo ritorna) first published by VODzilla.co One year after he made Demons (1985), director Lamberto Bava returned to his reflexive formula, where film itself becomes the medium of a diabolical uprising. Demons 2 (Dèmoni 2… l’incubo ritorna) is, improbably, a true sequel (as well as a rehash), set after the complete…

Mother of Tears

Mother of Tears (2007)

Mother of Tears first published by EyeforFilm From the very outset, Dario Argento‘s Mother Of Tears abounds in images of the past being disinterred and returning to haunt the present. Its title sequence features a digital rearrangement of demonic details taken from various medieval woodcuts and paintings. Its opening scenes show some modern workmen at a…

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

Review first published by Movie Gazette A young actress who is the daughter of a famous European director moves to Hollywood, where she gets caught in a downward spiral of failed romances and drug abuse. As the directorial debut of actress Asia Argento, herself a resident of LA and the daughter of Italy’s giallo auteur…