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The Beyond: Malastrana’s NYC Giallo Fever Series Begins Today

As a follow-up to Malastrana and Anthology Film Archives’ 2012 hit screening series Giallo Fever, programmers Alessio Giorgetti, Alessio Grana and Yunsun Chae have planned a second, week-long dive into the utterly beloved Italian horror subgenre called The Killer Must Kill Again!: Giallo Fever, Part 2. Featuring 35Mm prints of Dario Argento’s Tenebrae, Four Flies…

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Four Flies on Grey Velvet Explores the 'Why' in Murder

Four Flies on Grey Velvet Explores the 'Why' in Murder
Four Flies on Grey Velvet, the third and best film in horror maestro Dario Argento's thematically united "Animal Trilogy," stands apart from other lurid "gialli" murder mysteries in that it's not a whodunit, but a why-happened-it. In the second scene, prog-rock drummer Roberto (Michael Brandon) accidentally kills Carlo (character actor Calisto Calisti), a mustachioed, trench-coat-clad stranger. Roberto then seeks answers from a masked blackmailer who witnessed, photographed, and maybe even orchestrated Roberto's crime. Roberto, tellingly, doesn't look for proof of his innocence, but rather context for his actions. Four Flies is stylistically characteristic of the gialli screening alongside it at "The Killer Must Kill Again," Anthology Film Archives' secon...
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on The Book, which brings together some of the biggest names in Italian horror, a trailer for Dead of the Nite, new releases from Cavity Colors, and much more:

First Details on The Book: “The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes. A one off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase their own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller,
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Italian Horror Masters Team Up For Anthology Film The Book

If you're a fan of Italian horror films and your list of favorite filmmakers includes names like Ruggero Deodato and Lamberto Bava, then boy, are you in for a treat. Read on for all the details about an exciting upcoming horror anthology called The Book, which will only get funded with Your help!

From the Press Release

The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes.

A one-off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers, and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime, and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase his own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller,
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24 Greatest Euro Cult Screen Sirens

Euro Cult cinema probably wouldn’t be all that interesting had it not been populated by the genre queens I have listed below in what I hope is a rather comprehensive overview of the best actresses renowned for their work in this particular area of filmmaking. Each and every one of the actresses gathered here are deliriously beautiful – but beyond that, they all have a strong presence and natural charisma that makes it easy for them to light up the screen.

Of course, mainstream cinema is populated with fine-looking women, but Euro Cult babes have a certain je ne sais quoi. Maybe it is their ready willingness to shed all of their clothes and get down to it at a moment’s notice. Or maybe it’s because they always appear to be entwined in a web of sleaze and depravity. Whatever it is, give me Dagmar Lassander in her

Giallo Fever: 'The Killer Must Kill Again' [Nsfw]

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Giallo Fever: 'The Killer Must Kill Again' [Nsfw]
Fans of Italian horror and sci-fi will no doubt recognize the name of director Luigi Cozzi, a genre journeyman who dabbled in just about everything and clearly had fun doing it – including flamboyant space opera like the amazingly bizarre Starcrash, starring the spectacular Caroline Munro and David Hasselhoff shooting laser beams out of his eyes; matinee fantasies like Hercules, with original Hulk Lou Ferrigno battling stop-motion robots; and the splattery Alien cash-in Contamination, which climaxed with a giant one-eyed vacuum cleaner popping off a guy's head. Cozzi is also a long-time colleague of horror legend Dario Argento; he has directed multiple documentaries about Argento's films, and runs the shop Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) in Rome, which was founded by Argento in 1989 and features a museum of props from the director's classics. Like his friend and mentor, Cozzi also ventured into the giallo domain, with the 1975 thriller The Killer Must Kill Again.
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Retro Review: The Killer Must Kill Again

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Fresh off of directing The Neighbor episode of Dario Argento’s Door Into Darkness, Luigi Cozzi co-wrote and directed, The Killer Must Kill Again. The film was shot in 1973 but released theatrically two years later in 1975.

George Hilton stars as Giorgio Mainardi, the husband of a wealthy socialite (Tere Velasquez) in an unhappy marriage. One night he comes across a man (Michel Antoine), pushing a car with a dead body into a canal.

Seizing upon the opportunity to solve his problem, and inherit a ton of cash in the doing, he blackmails the murderer to murder his wife or else he will go to the police with what he knows. This setup echoes Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, and the killer even has a distinctive lighter, as does Robert Walker’s character in Hitchcock’s film. In this case the lighter is emblazoned with the initials “D.A.” a
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Fight for Horror Supremacy Week 4

For the horror buff, Fall is the best time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and a feeling of death hangs on the air. Here at Sound on Sight we have some of the biggest horror fans you can find. We are continually showcasing the best of genre cinema, so we’ve decided to put our horror knowledge and passion to the test in a horror watching contest. Each week in October, Ricky D, James Merolla and Justine Smith will post a list of the horror films they have watched. By the end of the month, the person who has seen the most films wins. Prize Tbd.

Justine Smith (9 viewings) Total of 40 viewings

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Directed by Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the best horror films ever made, in competition with Possession, The Exorcist, The Birds and Suspiria.
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Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made: Part 6: Best (Italian) Giallo Films

The term “giallo” initially referred to cheap yellow paperbacks (printed American mysteries from writers such as Agatha Christie), that were distributed in post-fascist Italy. Applied to cinema, the genre is comprised of equal parts early pulp thrillers, mystery novels, with a willingness to gleefully explore onscreen sex and violence in provocative, innovative ways. Giallos are strikingly different from American crime films: they value style and plot over characterization, and tend towards unapologetic displays of violence, sexual content, and taboo exploration. The genre is known for stylistic excess, characterized by unnatural yet intriguing lighting techniques, convoluted plots, red herrings, extended murder sequences, excessive bloodletting, stylish camerawork and unusual musical arrangements. Amidst the ‘creative kill’ set-pieces are thematic undercurrents along with a whodunit element, usually some sort of twist ending. Here is my list of the best giallo films – made strictly by Italian directors, so don’t expect Black Swan, Amer or
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Michele Soavi Planning Sequel To Dellamorte Dellamore And More

And now for a sweet bit of news. Reportedly Michele Soavi, the director behind “Dellamorte Dellamore”, released as “Cemetery Man” in much of the world, is preparing to return to the horror movie scene with a sequel to his widely acclaimed 1994 horror/comedy/romance. Soavi left the industry after “Dellamorte” in order to tend to his ailing child. He directed some television between 1999 and 2007, as well as 2006’s “Arrivederci Amore, Ciao”, a gangster tale, and 2008’s historical drama “Il Sangue Dei Vinti”. Fellow Italian genre director Luigi Cozzi (“The Killer Must Kill Again”) says of his friend, “Michele has told me that he has started to write the script for a special horror project he plans to shoot between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012: a sequel to his Gothic masterpiece “Dellamorte Dellamore”, a.k.a. “Cemetery Man”…He’s going to produce it himself and wants it to really be a great,
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Fulci’s City of the Living Dead Gets UK DVD/Blu-ray Treatment

UK zombie fans will soon have yet another reason to bow at the feet of Arrow Video as the company turns its focus from Romero to another zombie maestro – the venerable Lucio Fulci.

Having already realised most zombie fans’ wet dreams with their Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead Blu-ray releases, Arrow now have their sights on Fulci’s brain-squeezing classic City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell) – and, yes, it’s absolutely loaded with special features.

From the Press Release:

“One of the most revered zombie films of all time amongst horror fans, Lucio Fulci’s classic City of the Living Dead gets the full Arrow Video treatment on DVD and Blu-ray in May 2010, presenting the film fully restored and uncut and complete with a host of unique and exclusive extras and featurettes specially commissioned for this must-have release.

Among the
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MattFini's Halloween Top 10 Lists: Top 10 Gialli

Yesterday’s list of overlooked slasher flicks got me thinking about their European cousin, the giallo. Sure, most gialli were cranked out before the slasher craze was under way, but it’s hard to ignore the similarities: knife-wielding, black-gloved lunatics, tragic prologues often used establish our killer’s motivations and, of course, excessive female exploitation. In short: total bliss!

I’ve limited this list to one film per director so to prevent my own personal bias from creeping into it. But, really, there’s so many of these damn things I didn’t think it’d be fair to turn this into a showcase for just two or three directors. Next to the slasher, the giallo is my favorite subgenre. Outlandish plot twists, a staggering amount of degenerate red herrings, sinister animals and lots and lots of J & B Scotch, if you’ve got just a few of these elements
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