MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,231 this week

Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985)
"Il mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento" (original title)

 -  Documentary | Biography
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 328 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 6 critic

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:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Top 10 TV Shows

Brooke Anderson from "Entertainment Tonight" and Melanie McFarland take a look at the Top 10 TV Shows of 2014 in our new series "IMDb Countdown".

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 170 titles
created 01 Dec 2011
 
a list of 626 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 171 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985)

Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dario Argento's World of Horror.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Enzo Cerusico, Marilù Tolo
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Documentary that explores Argento's film career.

Director: Leon Ferguson
Stars: Mark Kermode, Dario Argento, John Carpenter
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpol agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino
Delirium (1987)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Serena Grandi, Daria Nicolodi, Vanni Corbellini
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
Sleepless (2001)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli
The Wax Mask (1997)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Paris, 1900: a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man with a metal claw who rips their hearts out. The sole survivor and witness to the massacre is a young girl. Twelve years later in... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Stivaletti
Stars: Robert Hossein, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serventi Longhi
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A virus from outer space transforms a bio-researcher into a blood thirsty monster. But chief, Dr.Vialini doesn't like the cops and public to be involved in this secret experiment. But he ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Takakjian
Stars: Matt Kulis, Patrick Barnes, Tara Leigh
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Gory remake of the Gaston Leroux classic story, only this time, the phantom is not disfigured, but a man who was raised by rats deep under the Paris Opera House.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Julian Sands, Asia Argento, Andrea Di Stefano
Opera (1987)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini
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
Phenomena (1985)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Romano Albani ...
Himself
...
Himself
Fiore Argento ...
Herself / Vera Grandt
...
Himself
...
Himself / Insp. Rudolf Geiger
...
Himself
...
Himself
Clara Calamai ...
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


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Dario Argento's World of Horror  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Phenomena
Performed by Claudio Simonetti
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dario's Big Pitch
10 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No one can deny Dario Argento. Earning a place in horror as a pioneer while being as visually adept as Peter Jackson, John Woo or David Fincher. Unfortunately, his style over substance approach has limited his exposure to the European shores and to probing pesky horror fans. This could be the reason why 'Dario Argento's World of Horrors' comes off as more of a commercial than a documentary. It does have its meat, with behind the scenes footage and interviews but it also comes off somewhat contrived. The interviews, for instance, have him talking directly to the camera expressing thoughts and reasons on various projects. While this gives a somewhat intimate approach it also looks staged and heavy handed with Dario looking like he's just talking to himself. Once more the editing is just too abrupt and distracting making it look extremely amateurish with the result being uneven pacing between interviews and selected scenes. OK, this was Michele Soavi's first gig, but harsh cuts and uneven progression are something an editor is hired to fix. More importantly it never really fleshes out his many film contributions but instead seems content to be Argento's argument to the world that he is a valid director. Almost like propaganda. Yuck. It's too bad, because the proof is in the pudding. The more we discover about his films the more we see how inventive and influential his style is. The interesting info is just glanced over here and I wanted more. Such as his Technicolor filming of Suspiria, the makeup effects in Demons, or the fantastic production design for Tenebre. Footage was shown but never explained or commented on. I wanted to see more about his various styles of camera work that seems almost ripped off by contemporary films. Also you could have put aside an hour alone on his work with composer Ennio Morricone and the band Goblin. Now group this with the fact that it's somewhat dated (Miami vice music and all) and what you have is an interesting but uninspired 76 minutes.


1 of 4 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:
?