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Following the critical success of Amer, another European filmmaker, Tears Of Kali’s Andreas Marschall, is delving into the rich and bloody legacy of the Italian giallo. Masks (see previous item here), the German writer/director’s sophomore effort, follows a young woman’s descent into horror when she attends a private school for budding thespians. Marschall, a former Heavy Metal comic artist, LP cover illustrator and prolific music-video helmer, spoke with Fango about his new film and provided a few exclusive Masks images. »
- email@example.com (Tony Timpone)
I really can't even remember the last giallo film we watched that we actually enjoyed. Even Argento himself misfired with his latest attempt. One filmmaker seems to be on the right track, and if this new promo trailer is any indication of what's to come, we're in fine black-gloved hands.
The story follows Stella, an ambitious acting student, who’s been accepted to the mysterious "Mateusz Gdula" school. The founder of the school committed suicide when his very special training method got forbidden because of the deaths of several of his students in the '70s.
But when strange things start to happen in the abandoned wing of the school, Stella suspects that Gdula's method is still practiced. »
- Uncle Creepy
A teaser trailer for Andreas Marschall's Masks hit the web a few days back. You can watch this love letter to the giallo films of the '70s below. Marschall previously helmed the 2004 effort Tears of Kali . His latest concerns an acting school with a dark past and a young woman goes there to study. Alas, weird things begin occurring in an abandoned wing of the school. »
3 items from 2011
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