5.9/10
341
9 user 6 critic

Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985)

Il mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (original title)
Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

La setta (1991)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano
StageFright (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore
The Church (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle... See full summary »

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Alessio Boni, Michele Placido, Isabella Ferrari
Cemetery Man (1994)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary about the films of Italian horror director Dario Argento. Included are clips from many of his films and interviews with friends, actors and colleagues.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Pino Donaggio
Uno bianca (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Rimini, 1991. For more than a year, the uno bianca gang - they always use a white Fiat Uno - has plagued the area. Their crimes are violent, sometimes killing carabineri, and there's no ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Dino Abbrescia, Dario D'Ambrosi
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the chaos of the final days of the Italian revolution a thief and a baker hook up and travel the streets of Milan witnessing the historic events, which quickly take a dark turn.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Enzo Cerusico, Marilù Tolo
Ultimo 2 - La sfida (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Raoul Bova, Ricky Memphis, Giorgio Tirabassi
The Valley (Video 1985)
Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Fiore Argento, Dario Argento
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Romano Albani ...
Himself
...
Himself
Fiore Argento ...
Herself / Vera Grandt
...
Himself
...
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Herself
Stefania Casini ...
Herself / Sara
...
Herself
...
Herself
Keith Emerson ...
Himself
David Emge ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A blood soaked montage of murder


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1985 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Dario Argento's World of Horror  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Tenebre (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleepwalking
Performed by The Goblins
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A documentary on a good director.
28 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Dario Argento was a new breed of Italian directors that appeared on the scene in the late 1960's with the Giallo form of horror filmmaking. Giallo's were detective style structures and mixed with horror. Argento dealt with Serial Killers very well. With Mario Bava and perhaps Lucio Fulci (stretching that one a bit), Italian cinema entered a "golden era" of horror gore and exploitation during the 1970's.

World of Horror shows the best of Argento's movies, leading up to Demon's, which he produced only. Most scenes are either "Death Scenes" or "Stylistic Shots". Anyway, there is some technical shots, but the movie does not really go into detail about the technicals of his movies. However, you get a dose on what happens in his noggin, and that in itself is scary enough. If you happen to find this movie on video (good luck), try it out, but good luck trying to find some of his movies on video (I'm still looking for his "4 flies on Gray Velvet")


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?