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Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012)

Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.

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Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.

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Excellent BBC-TV documentary
7 October 2014 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN's Mark Gatiss explores his love of European horror films by tracing their progress from the German Expressionism that rose phoenix-like from the ashes of defeat in WWI to France who picked up the torch after WWII before passing it on to Italy and then to Spain. More than just an overview, Gattis uses a multitude of clips to explore seminal works that range from NOSFERATU and DIABOLIQUE to DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS and THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE. He visits many European locations along the way and interviews the films' directors whenever possible. Talking heads include Dario Argento, Jorge Grau, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Harry Kümel, and Guillermo del Toro. The most successful European horror film to date? del Toro's PAN'S LABYRINTH. Hightly recommended.


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