Category Archives: Italohorror

Happy Halloween, 2016: NOTES ON SUSPIRIA (Part One) – An Unhinged Reading of Dario Argento’s Masterpiece of Horror

INTRODUCTION: I skipped a year on my blog as, last year, I dedicated myself to a project of creating audio commentary for Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA. The idea was kind of an art project. The movie itself is so well known … Continue reading

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16 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: A WHITE DRESS FOR MARIALÉ aka SPIRITS OF DEATH aka TRAGIC EXORCISM (1972)

This movie is among the most visually sumptuous and psychologically delirious “straight horror” films I will be posting this year. As a fan of Italian horror and artistically daring films in general, I am shocked that I had not come … Continue reading

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26 Days ’til Halloween, 2016: THE PRINCE OF TERROR (1988)

After posting THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM yesterday along with a way too heavy blog post, I realized that I needed to inject some sleaze into this year’s horror movie list real fast before an imbalance occurs.The whole blog might tip and … Continue reading

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30 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: EYE IN THE LABYRINTH (1972)

  I’M BAAAAAAAAACK: I skipped a year on my blog as, last year, I dedicated myself to a project of creating audio commentary for Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA. The idea was kind of an art project. The movie itself is so … Continue reading

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11 Days Until Halloween, 2014: Sleepwalker (1984) and Toby Dammit (1968)

I’m short for time again today, but these films are obviously not short in quality. As far as short horror films are concerned, these are some of the best. My writing about them, on the other hand, must be short. … Continue reading

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14 Days ’til Halloween, 2014: La Strega In Amore aka The Witch (1966) and Savage Weekend (1979)

Today is all about eroticism…of the darker kind. THE WITCH is a strange mix of Italian Gothic horror, early Antonioni, and a hyper-sexualized WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (or perhaps THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS). The simmering eroticism (yep, I wrote … Continue reading

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26 Days ’til Halloween, 2014: Maya (1989)

So last year I went on an 80s Italo-horror binge that knew no bounds beyond availability. It was triggered, thankfully, by a fortuitous late night viewing of a wonderfully, achingly, benignly twisted little movie called HOUSE OF LOST SOULS. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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