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Demons (1985) Shirt & Print from Cavity Colors

20 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“They will make cemeteries their cathedrals, and the cities will be your tombs.” Deadly spirits run rampant through a movie theater crowd in the 1985 Italian horror film, Demons, directed by Lamberto Bava and co-written/produced by Dario Argento. If you have fond memories of this cult horror hit, then you might be interested in Cavity Colors’ new shirt and print inspired by Demons.

Available now and set to ship on September 4th, Cavity Colors’ “Demons” T-shirt depicts the face-wrenching malevolent spirits of the film and is listed at $23. The “soft 2 color screenprint on 100% ring-spun cotton t-shirt” comes in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Artist Aaron Crawford’s original “Demons” design is also showcased on a limited edition 16″ by 20″ print that is limited to 50 signed and numbered items that are $30 apiece and set to ship on September 1st.

In addition to the “Demons” T-shirt, Cavity Colors has also come out with a “Monsterhouse 2″ shirt, »

- Derek Anderson

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Midnight Madness 2014: Toronto Film Festival's Spirit Lives On

28 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Since 1988, the Midnight Madness slate at the Toronto International Film Festival has catered to a boisterous bunch of night-dwelling denizens looking for something off-beat from their Fest experience. Over the last quarter-century, selections have included films from legends such as George A. Romero and Dario Argento, and early films by the likes of Peter Jackson. Midnight Madness has even been the springboard for loads of directors, including Eli Roth.

What's unique about this genre slate is that it's programmed by a single individual. These are 10 films handpicked by one very knowledgeable host, Colin Geddes. A fan's fan, he's a guy that started out as a member of those early audiences, parlaying his passions into taking over from Noah Cowan back in 1998, shepherding it into one of the most entertaining and cinematically engaging aspects of this annual festival.

Moviefone Canada spoke to Colin over lunch days after this year's selection was announced. »

- Jason Gorber

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The Outre Eye Of Daniel Xiii: Varsity Blood, Jersey Shore Massacre, And The Possession Of Michael King Featuring Interviews with Dante Tomaselli And David Jung

25 August 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Let me tell ya, creeps, nothin’ gets the ol’ Xiii’s motor hummin’ quite like a fright flick that is more akin to a fever dream than one of yer more pedestrian linear narratives. And for my money (roughly equivalent to $1.32 Us cash and a third party, out of state, presumably bad check for $16.45), no one does it better than Director Dante Tomaselli! So, before we begin our regularly scheduled revoltin’ reviews (this week featuring Varsity Blood, Jersey Shore Massacre and The Possession Of Michael King) and other assorted jackanappery, let’s check in with ol’ Dante to see what bats stir in his belfry of the damned!

Famous Monsters. Since Famous Monsters is a monster mag of world renown (besides being a website full o’ great guys gals and ghouls), what putrid periodicals did you enjoy in yer frightful formative years?

Dante Tomaselli. Creepy and Eerie were sold at »

- Daniel Wilder

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Review: The Canal (2014)

22 August 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the upcoming indie thriller The Canal, Irish filmmaker Ivan Kavanaugh cooks up a slow-burn mystery with a supernatural twist that also packs a few guttural punches and does a great job of maintaining a pulsing sense of tension. The story may not necessarily be the most original horror yarn you’ll see this year, but it’s Kavanaugh’s keen ability to craft startling visuals and execute a flawless sound design that elevates The Canal beyond many of its similarly-themed peers.

The Canal follows a film archivist, named David (Rupert Evans), whose personal life begins to unravel right around the same time he stumbles upon footage from a notorious murder case from the early 1900’s. The footage reveals that his very own home was the setting for a mass murder of a young family, much like his own. As he begins to suspect that his wife Alice (Hannah Hoekstra »

- Heather Wixson

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Trailer: ‘The Editor’ a tribute to the Italian giallo genre

20 August 2014 9:05 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The term “giallo” initially refers to cheap yellow paperbacks, that were distributed in post-fascist Italy. For Italian audiences, the term is used to refer to any kind of thriller, regardless of where it was made. For English-speaking audiences, the term has over time come to refer to a very specific type of Italian-produced thriller that takes advantage of modern cinematic techniques to create a unique genre which unapologetically explores violence, sexual content, and taboo exploration. The giallo film genre proved to be a major influence on American slasher films but giallos remain stylistically different from American crime films.

The Editor is described as a tribute to the Italian giallo genre: A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, in this tribute to the 70′s thrillers of Mario Bava. Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento. »

- Ricky

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Phantom of the Paradise | Blu-ray Review

19 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Just in time for its 40th year anniversary, Shout Factory has amassed a glorious Blu-ray remastering of Brian De Palma’s 1974 classic, Phantom of the Paradise. A glam-rock musical that’s enjoyed a sizeable cult following after an initial muted theatrical release, it represents the filmmaker’s most enjoyable attempt at comedy in this vintage satire about consumerism vs. creative control.

On the eve of unveiling his glam rock palace The Paradise, cutthroat music mogul Swan is struggling with how to open with just the right song to be performed by doo-wop group the Juicy Fruits (modeled after Sha Na Na). When Swan hears the music of aspiring singer songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finely, a De Palma regular), he decides he wants his music, an epic cantata modernizing Faust, but not the man. After his tunes are stolen, the songwriter tries to barge his way into Swan’s rehearsals but is thrown out, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Why Cinelicious Pics acquired Gangs of Wasseypur for North America

17 August 2014 11:29 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Dennis Bartok

For many years I was the head of film programming for the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, a non-profit film group that currently runs the Egyptian and Aero Theatres.  As part of my job I tried to keep my finger to the pulse of national cinemas from around the globe, both new and old, by combing through festival catalogues, talking to other programmers and watching as many movies as I could get my hands on (much of these in the old VHS days!)

In the 1990s and early 2000s I saw the rediscovery of some amazing bodies of world cinema such as Italian Horror and Giallo Cinema from the 1960s & 1970s by directors like Mario Bava and Dario Argento, and Japanese Outlaw Cinema from the same period by hard-hitting genre filmmakers like Kinji Fukasaku, Seijun Suzuki and Kihachi Okamoto.  But one thing I didn’t see, in repertory film calendars, »

- Dennis Bartok

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Tiff 2014: The Editor One-Sheet Lets the Nipple Slip

14 August 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Playing as part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival is the upcoming giallo-comedy The Editor. Check out this new and nippular retro-poster!

Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy direct the flick, which is said to be a loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

Giallo legend Udo Kier stars alongside Brooks and Tristan Risk.

Synopsis

A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.

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Got news? Click here to submit it!

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Cut together a hitlist in our comments section below! »

- Steve Barton

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Review: Keith Emerson At The Movies: A 3 CD Box set from Cherry Red Records

13 August 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Darren Allison

Following the break-up of Emerson, Lake and Palmer at the end of the 1970s, Keith Emerson ventured into the world of film soundtrack composition with his score for Italian director Dario Aregento’s horror film Inferno in 1980. This, in turn, led to Emerson being commissioned to compose and perform the music for the Sylvester Stallone film Nighthawks in 1981. From here a succession of film scores were to follow for directors in Italy, Japan and the United States. At the Movies gathers together Emerson’s music for seven movies including Nighthawks, Best Revenge, Inferno, La Chiesa (The Church), "Muderock, Harmagedon and Godzilla Final Wars.

Disc One (Us Movies) contains 2 full soundtracks. Firstly, there is Nighthawks (1981) an enjoyable cop thriller from Sylvester Stallone. The movie co-starred Billy Dee Williams as Stallone’s partner, Lindsey Wagner (of TVs Bionic Woman fame) as the love interest and Rutger Hauer as terrorist Heymar Reinhardt. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 10-1

9 August 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Here we are at what is a surprisingly modern list. At the beginning of this, I didn’t expect to see so much cultural impact coming from films so recently made, but that’s the way it goes. The films that define the horror genre aren’t necessarily the scariest or the most expensive or even the best. The films that define the genre point to a movement – movies that changed the game and influenced all the films after it. Movies that transcend the horror genre. Movies that broke the mold and changed the way horror can be created.

10. El laberinto del fauno (2006)

English Language Title: Pan’s Labyrinth

Directed by: Gullermo del Toro

It’s more a dark fantasy film than a horror film, but it would be tough to make a list of 50 of those. Plus, it has enough graphic, nightmarish images to push it over the threshold. »

- Joshua Gaul

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Grimmfest 2014: Goblin to Headline; First Film Announced; Tickets Now On Sale!

8 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Back in April we learned the dates of Grimmfest 2014, which takes place in Manchester, England, from the 2nd-5th October, and now they've revealed the headlining act and first film along with some special September preview screenings.

Headlining Grimmfest 2014 is Italian 70's progressive rock legends Claudio Simonetti's Goblin, performing a live score to Dario Argento’s horror classic Suspiria. This truly unique event will take place at The Dancehouse in Manchester on Friday 3rd October. Click here for ticket info.

Grimmfest producer Sim Halligan said, "We are delighted to be hosting this immersive screening of Suspiria; our fans will love the film and really get behind the ironic venue."

The live scored Goblin event will be followed by a screening of Dario Argento’s cut of Dawn of the Dead, which is also soundtracked by Goblin.

Grimmfest 2014 introduces special previews in September, a season of 'run up' titles to »

- Debi Moore

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Trailer for Astron-6's Giallo Influenced The Editor

7 August 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Winnipeg's Astron-6 (Father's Day, Manborg) are back with a Giallo infused project called The Editor. Directed by Matthew Kennedy and Adam Brooks The Editor will premier at Tiff's Midnight Madness.

So, what's it about? Well, imagine an exploitation version of Peter Strickland's Berbarian Sound Studio.

Synopsis:

A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, in this loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

The Editor was written by Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks and Conor Sweeney.

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Grimmfest to launch preview strand

7 August 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Genre festival to world premiere zombie thriller Devil’s Tower and preview White Settlers.

Grimmfest, the Manchester-based festival that focusses on horror, fantasy and sci-fi, is to introduce a preview strand ahead of its sixth edition (Oct 2-5).

The first is Grimmfest-produced White Settlers, which also marks the first production to be distributed by the organisers of the festival under its Grimm Entertainment banner.

Directed by Simeon Halligan and set to premiere at Frightfest on Aug 23, the thriller centres on an English couple who decide to leave the big city in search of cheap property in the Scottish countryside but discover they are not welcome over the course of one tense night.

Also previewing is the world premiere of Devil’s Tower, which stars Jason Mewes and centres on a zombie horde in a tower block.

Each preview night will run with a selection of new short horror films.

Grimmfest

For the main festival, this year’s »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Tiff 2014: The Editor Makes Cuts in His New Trailer

6 August 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Playing as part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival is the upcoming giallo-comedy The Editor. Read on for your first look at this humorously spooky cut-up!

Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy direct the flick, which is said to be a loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

Giallo legend Udo Kier stars alongside Brooks and Tristan Risk.

Synopsis

A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.

Visit The Evilshop @ Amazon!

Got news? Click here to submit it!

Subscribe to the Dread Central YouTube Channel!

Cut together a hitlist in our comments section below! »

- Steve Barton

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First Announcement From Grimmfest 2014

6 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

As a first announcement to tease expectant fans this is a pretty good one. On Friday 3rd October at The Dancehouse in Manchester, Grimmfest have revealed that there will be a special screening of Dario Argento's horror classic Suspiria with a live score performed by Italian 70's progressive rock legends Claudio Simonetti's Goblin! This promises to be an immersive experience like no other and if this alone was not enough to wet the appetites of fans new and old, the performance will be followed by a screening of Argento's cut of Dawn Of The Dead, also soundtracked by Goblin! This is without doubt an unmissable experience! »

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Horror Master Dario Argento on Fear and Happiness (Q&A)

4 August 2014 6:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

To walk into Dario Argento’s apartment in Rome, one would never suspect to be inside the home of one of the world’s most renowned horror directors. The man behind Deep RedSuspiria and Phenomena, the man who launched Italy’s "giallo" (mystery, crime) genre to international audiences, lives alone inside of a spacious tidy flat in northern Rome. Indeed most of the memorabilia he’s saved from his films are stored at the Museum of Horrors in the basement of his fan shop, Profondo Rosso, in Prati. Various awards are scattered among the dozens of bookshelves inside his apartment, and film posters line the

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- Ariston Anderson

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Review of neo-giallo The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears

30 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

With The Strange Color of Your Bodies' Tears, as with their previous film, 2009's Amer, directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani have crafted an extraordinarily intense and striking visual experience, but one which is so completely void of depth and narrative structure that the average film-goer will likely find it a frustrating and ultimately patience testing affair. I wanted to like this film, and had hoped that Cattet and Forzani might have grown out of their tendency to simply pay homage to other directors' work at the expense of adding anything of their own to their films - a tendency which was exhibited so profoundly in Amer - but it was not to be. In their first film, we saw a paean to the giallo genre, specifically the thrillers of Dario Argento, but in [Continued ...] »

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The Official Lineup for the 67th Locarno Film Festival

25 July 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Pedro Costa's Horse Money

The Locarno Film Festival has announced their lineup for the 67th edition, taking place this August between the 6th and 16th. It speaks for itself, but, um, wow...

"Every film festival, be it small or large, claims to offer, if not an account of the state of things, then an updated map of the art form and the world it seeks to represent. This cartography should show both the major routes and the byways, along with essential places to visit and those that are more unusual. The Festival del film Locarno is no exception to the rule, and I think that looking through the program you will be able to distinguish the route map for this edition." — Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director

 Above: Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France

Concorso Internazionale (Official Competition)

A Blast (Syllas Tzoumerkas, Greece/Germany/Netherlands)

Alive (Jungbum Park, South Korea)

Horse Money (Pedro Costa, »

- Notebook

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Fresh Teaser Artwork for Projects in the 2014 Frontières International Co-Production Market

23 July 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On the eve of the 4th edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market, the 24 Frontières and Off-Frontières film projects of the market's line-up are readying to meet with the 350 registered participants expected to attend the market.

From the Press Release

With every new edition of the market, selected film projects have been stepping up their presentation materials. Every single project has created teaser artwork specifically for their presentation within the market, and a great number of them are standing out.

Three of them have already made the news: Black Horizon by George Kane (Off-Frontières, designed by Annie Atkins), Love Sick by Todd E. Freeman (Frontières - designed by Phantom City Creative) and Mark Of Kane (Off-Frontières - designed by Omar Hauksson).

Seven other pieces of teaser artwork are worthy of special mention: Emergence by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Frontières), Extra Ordinary by Mike Ahern (Frontières - designed by D. »

- Steve Barton

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The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 30-21

22 July 2014 5:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

What is it about foreign horror films that makes them more interesting than so many English language horror films? You would have to think that the language barrier makes it more terrifying; people screaming is already difficult, but speaking a language you don’t understand can only make it worse. So, why are the remakes typically so bad? On this portion of the list, we are treated to a few of the more upsetting films in the canon – one movie I wouldn’t wish for anyone to see, a few that blazed the trail for many more, and one that I would elevate above the horror genre into its own little super-genre.

30. Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

English Title: A Tale of Two Sisters

Directed by: Kim Ji-woon

Another excellent Korean horror film America had to remake to lesser results. 2003′s A Tale of Two Sisters is just one of many film adaptations of the folktale, »

- Joshua Gaul

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