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Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani's The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears (2013) is showing February 4 - March 6 and Dario Argento's Deep Red (1975) is showing February 5 - March 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom in the double feature Giallo/Meta Giallo.“I know it when I see it.” Like film noir, the giallo is one of those genres as easy to pin down as it is difficult to define. More often than not, what constitutes a giallo rests on a given film’s balance of emblematic imagery and an archetypal storyline, while other factors like tone, score, and setting will also play a part in its classification. Arguably no filmmaker has had a more stylish and deftly rigorous hand in establishing these defining traits than Dario Argento. And his 1975 film, Deep Red (Profondo Rosso), is perhaps as good as it gets, »
One of Italy’s most recognized and beloved horror films is Dario Argento’s Suspiria. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Texas Frightmare horror convention, which is being presented in association with Blumhouse.com, will be hosting a reunion of the director… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
Anthony Bourdain was recently spotted out and about with a new lady on his arm: 41-year-old Asia Argento. Italian magazine Chi ran pics of the pair hand-in-hand in Rome; Bourdain wrote in December that the Parts Unknown he filmed in Rome “would not have been possible — or be anything like it is, without the truly magnificent Asia Argento.” Here’s a quick primer on Ms. Argento.
1. She’s Italian cinema royalty
Argento’s dad is Dario Argento, who’s responsible for (among dozens of other films) the 1977 horror classic Suspiria, widely hailed as one of the most influential and visually striking shockers ever made. »
- Alex Heigl
Both Evil Ed and Brain Damage will be released on Blu-ray in the Us and the UK this May, and you can check out the impressive lists of bonus features below, as well as the eye-popping cover art for the releases.
A veritable smorgasbord of flying limbs, exploding heads, busty babes and creepy creatures!
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North American pre-orders links should be live soon!
Release Dates: 29/30 May
When His Mind Blows, »
- Derek Anderson
Not everything seems to be perfect.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
Lrm had a sit-down interview with actress Mia Goth earlier this month. She talked about her character growing into womanhood; the lure and vision of Gore Verbinski; working with Dane Dehaan; and the beauty in Germany.
Goth is best known for playing »
- Gig Patta
We recently caught up with Mia Goth while doing press for this weekend’s A Cure For Wellness, and the actor had some surprising things to say about the upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. “Well, what I can say about… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
In theaters this weekend is Gore Verbinski’s A Cure For Wellness. In the film, while trapped at a remote wellness center in Switzerland, Dane DeHaan’s character Lockhart crosses paths with a mysterious young woman named Hannah (played by Mia Goth), who undergoes her own awakening the deeper Lockhart delves into the mystery of just what is “the cure.”
At a recent press day for A Cure For Wellness, Daily Dead and several other journalists spoke with Goth discussed the journey that Hannah takes throughout the film, her experiences collaborating with Verbinski on her character, and she also shared some information on the upcoming Suspiria project from director Luca Guadagnino.
Can you take us through Hannah’s journey throughout the film?
Mia Goth: Yeah, that was something I really connected to. I found that I was able to find a lot of parallels between her life and my life. »
- Heather Wixson
In today's Horror Highlights, we have details on Australia's Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow (which will feature a wide variety of horror films, including Raw), a video of Christian Serratos walking through The Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, and release details for Don't Kill It, Peelers, and Zombie Cats From Mars.
The Monster Fest Traveling Sideshow: Press Release: Monster Fest, Australia’s premier genre film festival celebrating cult, horror and the fantastic, returns for its seventh edition November 22-26, 2017 at the Lido Cinemas in Melbourne, mounted with the support of Screen Australia. These dates include the festival’s industry component, The Swinburne University Media and Communication Monster Academy, which will kick off the festival November 22 and 23.
Submissions are now open for Features, Short Films and Expanded Cinema Projects, with an Early Bird Deadline of April 21, a Regular Deadline of June 16 and a final, Extended Deadline of August 4, 2017.
Founded in »
- Derek Anderson
In 1976, he took viewers to The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and just a few years later, he introduced them to the horrors of the Monroe house in The Evictors, and Scream Factory has announced that they will release the 1979 horror film on Blu-ray sometime this summer with a fresh film transfer.
From Scream Factory: "We hinted at this in yesterday's flashback on The Town that Dreaded Sundown, now were are officially confirming it: 1979's The Evictors - directed by Charles B. Pierce and starring Jessica Harper (Suspiria) - will be receiving its own solo Blu-ray upgrade with a new film transfer. Expect it to occupy a release date sometime in early Summer."
Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "Shortly after moving into a cute farmhouse in a quaint Louisiana town, Ben (Michael Parks) and his wife, Ruth (Jessica Harper), experience strange and disturbing events and soon come to the frightening »
- Derek Anderson
Jason from Mnpp here - for this week's "Beauty vs Beast" we're celebrating what would have been the 85th birthday of one of the most important figures in cinema, the French critic turned director François Truffaut. What's your favorite Truffaut film? I know the "right" answer is The 400 Blows (or possibly Jules & Jim) (or maybe Day For Night) but I've always had a real soft spot for Mississippi Mermaid - Catherine Deneueve and Jean-Paul Belmondo all sweaty and sexy ? Sign me up.
But it's a different sexy pair I'm going to focus in on for this week's contest -- namely the director himself with his seminal book (recently turned documentary) Hitchcock / Truffaut, which linked him forever with the "Master of Suspense" himself. That's right - I found a way to make this series about Hitchcock again! Life finds a way, you guys.
Previously Last week Dario Argento's candy-colored »
“Why don’t you call your Insects! Go On! Call! Call!”
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One of legendary filmmaker Dario Argento’s most shocking and fantastic films is finally available on Blu-ray in the U.S. in an amazing new release from Synapse Films! Released in the U.S. as Creepers by New Line Cinema, 1985’s Phenomena is has long been one of Argento’s »
- Tom Stockman
Exclusive: Amazon Studios' 'Suspiria' remake from Italian helmer Luca Guadagnino is heading to the European Film Market next week in Berlin with FilmNation aboard the project for international sales. The remake of Dario Argento's 1977 Italian horror classic has been a passion project for Guadagnino for some time. It stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace-Moretz and Mia Goth and is based on a young American ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy… »
Jason from Mnpp here, tackling one of my favoirte movies of all-time for this week's edition of "Beauty vs Beast" -- unless it's Halloween-time I mostly try to lean away from horror films for this series but I gotta make an exception this week, for Wednesday marks the 40th anniversary of Dario Argento's fairy-tale giallo Suspiria getting released in Italy. I love that the movie came out just in time for Valentine's Day - with its lurid reds (not to mention a character being stabbed directly in the heart) it feels tremulously appropriate for the season.
It's also a timely moment to celebrate the movie because as you might've heard A Bigger Splash and I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino is currently right this minute in the process of remaking the film, with a starry cast including Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Oh and Jessica Harper, »
If you are new to the works of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento, Phenomena (1985) is as good a place as any to start. It practically plays like a ‘greatest hits’ of all his virtues, and more than a few of his vices. And for the Argento veteran, it’s a gas for those very same reasons – by combining so many elements from his other films he’s created his most bizarre feature to date – no mean feat. When I need five alarm Dario, I throw on Phenomena.
Released in his homeland in January, Phenomena was picked up by New Line Cinema, chopped all to hell (27 minutes cut!), and released stateside in August under the new title Creepers. Did it do well? Of course not. Argento has always been a cult artist in North America; revered by the horror press and some fans at the time, the Cult of Dario has »
- Scott Drebit
In a second notable pre-festival buy, the distributor has picked up worldwide rights to Luca Guadagnino’s anticipated drama from Wme Global and UTA Independent Film Group.
Guadagnino’s follow-up to A Bigger Splash centres on a privileged youngster on summer holiday at his parents’ Italian villa when his father’s academic friend arrives.
Peter Spears, Emilie Georges, Guadagnino, Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman and Rodrigo Teixeira produced, with Naima Abed, Tom Dolby, Sophie Mas, Lourenco Sant’Anna, Derek Simonds, Margarethe Baillou and Francesco Melzi on board as executive producers.
Last week Netflix announced it had acquired worldwide rights to Us Documentary Competition »
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Everybody wears a mask to the world. We create an image that we want people to see and create a character that becomes our public face. Actors have, or at least hope they have the ability to change that mask to create a character for a film or a play and to make the watcher believe they are that different person, that they are going through some emotion that even if it’s alien to them in real life, it’s real to the character they play.
This is what Masks is about. The mask we wear and the masks that have to be created, and what does it take to fully lose the masks that are worn?
Stella is to all intents and purposes a failing actor, she believes she is playing »
- Paul Metcalf
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