The Best: Dario Argento Films
Updated: Apr 27
The maestro of giallo & pairing squishy fetishistic slashing with killer prog-rock tuneage. Here are my top picks for the Argento catalogue:
Suspiria (1977) - The classic witch ballet school set in Germany. One of the most visually arresting horror films I've ever seen
Tenebrae (1982) - Originally on the Video Nasty list in the UK, the subject of perverse content makes this one an absolute treat!
Deep Red (1975) - An unsettling mixture of paranormal, creepy dolls, & subconscious memory playing tricks. This one played more subtly into my psyche and dreams.
Opera (1987) - An operatic production of Macbeth featuring a murder of crows & a sadomasochistic phantom-like killer hellbent on forcing the ingenue to keep her eyes opened
Phenomena (1985) - A young Jennifer Connolley stars as a girl discovering her telepathic abilities in a Swiss boarding school. There are plenty of creepy crawlers & a gratuitous gross-out finale sequence.
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) - Dario Argento's directorial debut & a harrowing opening in a modern art gallery that would set the tone for his most celebrated work to pursue such excellence.
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