Dracula 3D Review

Back in 2009 there seemed to be a real sense of excitement and anticipation from horror fans who were itching to see Dario Argento’s latest, the portentously entitled Giallo. Then the film screened. It was met with derision, laughter and waves of disappointment and it struggled to find a release in some territories, not helped … Read more

Cat ‘O Nine Tails Review

Dario Argento’s second film, following his impressive debut with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, is the somewhat formulaic Cat O’ Nine Tails, a film that Argento himself does not really care for. Argento claims in an interview included on this release that the film is “… too much like an American film” and it is very easy to … Read more

Phenomena Review

Whether it’s the baffling soundtrack (tracks by Iron Maiden and Motorhead are out of place and far too loud in certain scenes), the girl controls insects plot,Donald Pleasence in a wheelchair with a Scottish accent or perhaps the monkey servant, Phenomena has always stood out for its strangeness, even in a career as fascinatingly odd as Argento’s. Jennifer … Read more

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Review

Debut feature films from directors of note are often incredibly interesting and Dario Argento’s debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, is no exception. What is perhaps most surprising on re-watching and re-considering Argento’s debut is just how incredibly accomplished a first film it is and that even in the wake of a very large … Read more