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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deep Red

23 May 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

My first foray into Italian horror was Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1980), seen as a delightfully repulsed 10 year old. However, Dario Argento’s Deep Red (Profondo Rosso if you’re Italian) was the first Italian horror film that actually intrigued me; same age, but very different feelings. The repulsion was there, that base fear, but set within a framework of beautifully rendered images. I didn’t know much about art, but it felt like that’s what I was watching.

Released in March of 1975, Deep Red was the latest thriller from Argento in the giallo style; an Italian term which has generally become  known to mean a gruesome, lurid detective story; so called due to the fact that the original Italian pulp novels a lot of these stories pay homage to were written on yellow, or giallo, paper. Argento was already making a name for himself worldwide with previous efforts in »

- Scott Drebit

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Drive-In Zombiefest to Screen 35mm Prints of Day Of The Dead, Messiah Of Evil, Demons, Two Evil Eyes & More

19 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Movie theater-dwelling demons, shambling zombies, and gore galore will be shown on the silver screen this weekend at the Mahoning Drive-In Theatre's Zombiefest in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, covering three days and featuring nine living dead films.

Drive-In Zombiefest runs from Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 24th. Each evening, the gates open at 6:00pm and the reels start rolling at dusk. Tickets cost $10.00 apiece each night.

From Drive-In Zombiefest: "Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theatre present:

Drive-in Zombiefest

A weekend-long retrospective of nine walking dead favorites shown from 35mm film!

Friday, May 22nd:

Day Of The Dead (1985)- Cooped up in a military base in an abandoned mine, scientists desperately search for cure to the outbreak of walking death that has plagued the world. A 30th anniversary screening of George A. Romero's claustrophobic finale to his classic original undead trilogy!

Messiah Of Evil (1974)- A woman's search for »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Discopath’ DVD Review

15 May 2015 4:24 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jeremie Earp-Lavergne, Katharine Cleland, Ingrid Falaise, Pierre Lenoir, Ivan Freud | Written and Directed by Renaud Gauthier

I’ve said it many times before and I’ve no doubt I’ll say it many times again, but Canadians know how to make damn good horror flicks and guess what? They also know how to do great retro-grindhouse flicks too! Yes Discopath, the tale of a man turned to murder by the beat, is another fantastic genre flick from the land that brought us He Knows You’re Alone, My Bloody Valentine and the more recent Antisocial.

Writer/director Renaud Gauthier made his name as a music video director, so it should come as no surprise that music features heavily in his first feature film, Discopath, an epic tale of trauma and turntables:

It’s 1976, Donna Summer tops the charts and everyone believes in mirror balls. Except Manhattan burger cook Duane »

- Phil Wheat

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Todd Garbarini Reviews "Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World", A Film By Belinda Sallin

14 May 2015 3:23 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

“The dark corners of the human mind are the deepest dark, I believe, of anything in the universe,” once said author, playwright, producer, and director Arch Oboler in describing his infamous radio plays of the 1930s and 1940s which aired on NBC under the title of Lights Out! It is no secret that some of the world's most well-known artists, everyone from author Edgar Allan Poe to film director Dario Argento, have channeled nightmarish experiences from their childhood and woven them into the very fabric of their stories and films. The late great surrealist Swiss artist Hans Rudolf Giger, known internationally as H.R. Giger, also sublimated his fears and frustrations into startling and often horrific imagery that coupled man with machinery as he explored the triptych of existence: birth, life, and death. Audiences are taken behind the scenes of this master painter in the elegiac final days »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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El Eslabon Podrido (The Rotten Link): Watch The Trailer For Diment's Next Now

2 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment won himself a lot of love in these pages with his La Memoria Del Muerto (Memory of the Dead), his deliriously strange 2011 effort that played like the bastard love child of Sam Raimi and Dario Argento. And while Diment has certainly kept himself busy in the years since as a producer, writer and director he has not returned to the director's chair until now with El Eslabon Podrido (The Rotten Link).A dark - you might even say grisly - black comedy about the residents of a remote village turning on one another, Diment's latest has been selected to take part in the Blood Window Galas at the Cannes Marche du Film and we've got the first trailer - subtitles included...

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Udine 2015 Review: The Wicked, An Effectively Thrilling Exercise In Low-Budget Filmmaking

1 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Bolstered and braced by a wonderfully sinister performance from the relatively unknown young South Korean actress Park Ju-hui, Yoo Young-sun's The Wicked is a slow-paced but nicely modulated and effectively gripping exercise in low-budget indie filmmaking. Shot in a mere 10 days, for just $10,000, veteran assistant director Yoo's debut feature overcomes its budgetary limitations and proves to be a robustly satisfying throwback to 80s and 90s psycho horror-thrillers.Although at first it feels like an office-set social drama that focuses on issues such as mobbing and unhealthy competition among co-workers, as the story progresses The Wicked begins to reveal layers of evil that reach to a heart of darkness worthy of Dario Argento and John Carpenter.The original Korean title, which literally translates as "The Witch",...

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April Ghouls Drive-in Monster-rama: Cinema Retro's Hank Reineke Reports

1 May 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Hank Reineke

On the weekend of April 24-25, DVD Drive-In and the Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, Pa, hosted the third annual April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama. This springtime festival of 1970s and 1980s exploitation horror-films, now in its third year, is the more recent sister to September’s glorious Drive-In Super Monster-Rama. This latter event, which will enjoy its ninth incarnation this coming autumn, generally features a slate of more “traditional” monster movies from the 1960s and 1970s. Neither weekend of programming should be missed by any horror film devotee with access to an automobile. The intent of the original Drive-In Super Monster-Rama (first presented at the Riverside in 2007) was to authentically re-create the ambiance of the all-night drive-in theater spook shows of the 1960s and 1970s. In this regard, the event succeeds in every possible manner.

Co-sponsored from its inception by George Reis of the cult-film website “DVD Drive-In” and the Riverside Drive-In, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Demons The Movie Soundtrack 30th Anniversary Edition Release News!

29 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Demons The Movie Soundtrack 30th Anniversary Edition Release News!

30th Anniversary Edition and definitive release of the iconic horror film soundtrack composed by Claudio Simonetti for Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava’s 1980′s gore classic “Demons”. This soundtrack perfectly captures the growing tension created by the film as the main characters are transformed into demons, leading the way with the electro metal of “Killing”, the percussively “Cruel Demon”, and the ...

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DVD Review – The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

27 April 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Duke of Burgundy, 2014.

Directed by Peter Strickland.

Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn, Chiara D’Anna, Fatma Mohamed and Zita Kraszkó.

Synopsis:

A relationship based around mistress and submissive begins to deteriorate as repetition begins to set in.

Peter Strickland is a filmmaker with the uncanny knack of being able to make films that draw from many influences but go off in a completely different, and unexpected, direction. His previous film, 2012’s Berberian Sound Studio, came at you with the pretence of being a giallo, coming from the same stable as the works of Mario Bava and Dario Argento, and whilst it did indeed embrace many of the tropes of those filmmakers and set up a similar atmosphere it ended up being an unconventional but totally unique sensory experience.

The Duke of Burgundy employs a similar method of execution, opening with a simple scene of Evelyn (Berberian Sound Studio’s »

- Gary Collinson

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The Beyond: Sergio Martino’s Torso

23 April 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

In 1973, after prolific director Sergio Martino made three formative giallo films — The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, All the Colors of the Dark, and Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key — the filmmaker created a giallo-slasher hybrid that conflated sex, violence, and art. Torso was released a decade before Dario Argento’s Tenebre, but…

The post The Beyond: Sergio Martino’s Torso appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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‘Blood and Black Lace’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

14 April 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante Dipaolo, Mary Arden, Franco Ressel, Claude Dantes, Luciano Pigozzi, Lea Krugher, Massimo Righi | Written by Marcello Fondato | Directed by Mario Bava

Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace may not be the first Giallo film but it is the one that many took inspiration from and the genre itself formed from, especially the themes and style.  When a young model is killed by a mysterious masked figure she leaves behind a diary which may hold evidence as to the identity of her assailant.  As more women from the same fashion house die at the hands of the killer the police try to find the culprit.  In a tale of blood and blackmail, can they stop the killer before it is too late?

Blood and Black Lace is a movie that flits not only between genres but also somewhat bravely for »

- Paul Metcalf

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Distributor Icon, FrightFest Seal Blood Pact in U.K.

14 April 2015 12:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — U.K. distribution house Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the U.K.’s top horror film festival, have entered into an exclusive partnership that will see Ifd releasing FrightFest curated films under the banner “FrightFest Presents.”

The films will be made available in the U.K. and Ireland via Ifd’s digital partners, including Sky, iTunes, Amazon, Blinkbox, Film4OD, VirginMovies, TalkTalk, Google, Volta and Eircom. Each release will have the collective backing of Ifd and FrightFest across marketing, PR and social channels.

The deal was negotiated by Zak Brilliant, head of theatrical, and Sophie Wong, TV and digital sales manager, for Icon, and Greg Day and Ian Rattray, directors of FrightFest.

FrightFest, which was set up 15 years ago, screened 63 films last year. Guests in previous year have included Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, Dario Argento and Sam Raimi.

Ifd has a long track record in releasing genre films, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Blu-ray Review – Blood & Black Lace (1964)

13 April 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Blood & Black Lace, 1964.

Directed by Mario Bava.

Starring Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Mary Arden, Ariana Gorini, Francesca Ungaro.

Synopsis:

A fashion house full of beautiful models becomes the setting for a bloodbath at the hands of a mysterious killer.

The film most recognised as kickstarting the giallo genre, Mario Bava’s 1964 thriller Blood & Black Lace has been given a complete restoration by Arrow Films, and if any of Bava’s films – particularly his earlier works – lend themselves to such a task than this is it. Not because it is a film that needs to be tidied up as much as it is such a visually striking film that not to be able to see it in as vivid and clean a print as possible would be as much of a crime as the events in it.

Like many of the giallo films that followed it, Blood & Black Lace »

- Gary Collinson

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Django and Suspira heading to the small screen

10 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya have announced that they have signed a co-development and co-production deal to bring two cult Italian movies to the small screen in Sergio Cobucci’s spaghetti western Django and Dario Argento’s horror Suspira.

First up will be a retelling of Django, “with the grit and edginess of modern television dramas”, followed by Suspiria De Profundis, an English language period horror “styled as the new Sherlock Holmes [which will] explore psychological fantasies of evil and attempt to solve fearful mysteries [with] storylines that reflect the clash between light and dark, progress and regression.”

Both shows have received twelve 50-minute episode orders, with storylines that will go on to develop over multiple seasons.

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- Gary Collinson

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Daily | In the Works | Serra, Gray, Bird

10 April 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Albert Serra's Catalonia in Venice: Singularity has been commissioned by the Institut Ramon Llull as a Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale. More projects in the works: James Gray's Hard Apple, "an adult-skewing animated series," Brad Bird's The Incredibles 2, Robert De Niro as Enzo Ferrari, Nicole Holofcener’s Can You Ever Forgive Me with Julianne Moore, Spike Lee's Chiraq with Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye West, Guillermo del Toro's Haunted Mansion with Ryan Gosling, Carl Franklin's Tupac biopic, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's take on Casanova with Diego Luna, Ben Daniels and Miranda Richardson and Italian television series based on Django and Dario Argento's Suspiria. » - David Hudson »

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Italian cult films ‘Django’ and Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria’ to be adapted for television

8 April 2015 9:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Two international producing companies, France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya, have joined forces to co-develop and produce television adaptations of two cult Italian film properties.

According to Slashfilm, the two companies intend to adapt the spaghetti western icon Django based from Sergio Corbucci’s original film and Italian horror film classic Suspiria by Dario Argento which was inspired by the 1845 novel Suspiria De Profundis by Thomas De Qunicey. The companies intend for both shows be in English language and to produce twelve episode seasons with a running time up to 50 minutes per episode with the hope for multiple seasons.

The concept of Django seems well-suited for a television adaptation, being that the character of Django has become an icon of the western landscape much like a James Bond (in spy films) or a Batman (in the superhero genre), where the performer of the character has become secondary to the legend. »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Round-Up: Kathy Bates Joins American Horror Story: Hotel, Suspiria-Inspired Series In Development, Gore Verbinski’s ‘A Cure for Wellness’

8 April 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Another American Horror Story alumnus has checked into the upcoming season of FX's enduring horror anthology series, a Suspiria-inspired TV series is in the works, and Dane DeHaan and Mia Goth will play the lead roles in A Cure for Wellness, Gore Verbinsk's return to horror.

American Horror Story: Hotel: Showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed via Twitter today that Kathy Bates will be "running the Hotel" in FX's American Horror Story: Hotel, the fifth chapter of the horror anthology series. Bates is no stranger to Murphy's show, having played Marie Delphine Lalaurie in American Horror Story: Coven and Ethel Darling in American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Bates joins a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, and Chloë Sevigny. American Horror Story: Hotel is expected to debut this fall, and it will be the first season without the phenomenal Jessica Lange in the cast. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Suspiria’ TV Series in Development; ‘Django’ Also Coming to Small Screen

8 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Suspiria film remake may be dead, but that doesn’t mean you can keep a coven of witches down. There’s now a Suspiria TV series in development out of Europe, with original writer/director Dario Argento on board as “artistic consultant.” But you’re probably not expecting precisely this plan for the TV version of Argento’s film […]

The post ‘Suspiria’ TV Series in Development; ‘Django’ Also Coming to Small Screen appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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'Django' And 'Suspiria' TV Shows In Development

8 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It seems, these days, television executives aren't taking meetings with young writers to hear new pitches. Instead, they're just looking to see what properties are still out there that might have a viable idea for a series. Which leads us to two cult movies getting thrown into the TV show development pile. Screen Daily reports that French and Italian producers Atlantique Productions and Cattleya are teaming up to bring Sergio Corbucci's Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, "Django," and Dario Argento's horror classic, "Suspiria," to the small screen. Both titles have swirled around recently in the pop culture sphere, the former as one of the key influences on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (Franco Nero even had a small role), while David Gordon Green tried to mount a remake of Argento's, only to see it fall apart. So what will these shows bring to the table? Read More: 10 Movies »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Django' And 'Suspiria' TV Shows In Development

8 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems, these days, television executives aren't taking meetings with young writers to hear new pitches. Instead, they're just looking to see what properties are still out there that might have a viable idea for a series. Which leads us to two cult movies getting thrown into the TV show development pile. Screen Daily reports that French and Italian producers Atlantique Productions and Cattleya are teaming up to bring Sergio Corbucci's Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, "Django," and Dario Argento's horror classic, "Suspiria," to the small screen. Both titles have swirled around recently in the pop culture sphere, the former as one of the key influences on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (Franco Nero even had a small role), while David Gordon Green tried to mount a remake of Argento's, only to see it fall apart. So what will these shows bring to the table? Read More: 10 Movies »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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