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Demoni 2 Soundtrack! by Simon Boswell Vinyl & CD

Demoni 2 Soundtrack! by Simon Boswell Vinyl & CD On Preorder Now! Finally Demons 2 Soundtrack is Available. Definitive release of the Iconic Horror Movie directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento Simon Boswell combines dark electronic prog grooves with violently smashing rock.The result is an epic musical score rich with Analog Synthesizers, …

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Demons – Deluxe 2Cd + Vinyl + Comic Book

Demons – Soundtrack Deluxe Double CD / Comic Book Remixed Vinyl Deluxe edition and definitive release of the Iconic Horror Film soundtrack firmed by Claudio Simonetti for the Horror/Gore movie Demons by Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava. The lower tones as the main characters move through the dark theater give a distinctly ‘creepy’ air to …

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Porno’

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Porno’
One of the more amusing promotions in the history of exploitation cinema was for Jess Franco’s sexy-arty 1967 “Necronomicon.” In the U.S., it was released as “Succubus,” but the distributor claimed that title was too shocking for publication, so newspaper ads included a phone number that could be called to hear the lascivious-sounding word (and its definition). That self-imposed hurdle pales next to the one filmmakers have handed themselves with “Porno,” a comedy horror that despite its XXX moniker (and some gore) mostly plays like a retro teen mall-flick fantasy in the spirit of “The Lost Boys” or “Gremlins.”

Keola Racela’s film gets off to an amusingly self-aware start as youthful staff at an early 1990s movie house inadvertently summon up a real succubus hungry for their bodies and souls. Unfortunately, “Porno” gets more uneven as it goes on, with a somewhat slack midsection and a mix of earnestness,
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Blu-ray Review: All The Colors Of Giallo (2019)

Even horror fans of an older vintage like me came to find out about giallo films at a later date; sure, certain big juggernauts would make their way through, like Deep Red and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, but at the advent of home video, they were mainly outliers. As DVD blossomed, many more were rescued and rediscovered by a whole new generation (and the ones before that missed them) clamoring for creative kills wrapped in (sometimes puzzling) whodunit packages. Now that a blood river’s worth of titles have been rereleased, it’s time to try and pool them together and take a vantage view of their place in the horror landscape. Enter Federico Caddeo’s All the Colors of Giallo (2019), a great overview for newbies and vets alike, overflowing with three discs of crimson wonder by Severin Films.

Yes, several books have been written on this (predominantly
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Nsfw ‘Porno’ Poster, Clip Enter a Haunted Movie Theater [SXSW]

The SXSW Film Festival returns to Austin, Texas this month, and included is Keola Racela‘s micro-indie Porno, which have its World Premiere at the upcoming high profile fest. Now wehave an early look at the film, which sounds inspired by Lamberto Bava’s 1980’s classic Demons: “When a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christian […]
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Drive-In Dust Offs: A Blade In The Dark (1983)

To live under the shadow of a famous father must be very hard, especially so if you choose to follow in his footsteps; the fact that you’re born unto him is beyond your control, but to take the same path will bring a lifetime of comparisons, unjust or not. Such is the case with Lamberto Bava; toiling on some of Mario’s films as assistant director (and a couple of Argento’s as well) gave him the confidence to fly solo, and his second feature A Blade in the Dark (1983) is brimming with that confidence – and a bit of blood, too.

Released in its native Italy in August, Blade arrived stateside through Ascot Films, but not until ’86; perhaps this was done to capitalize on Bava’s success with the Argento-produced Demons from the previous year. Regardless of the reasoning, Blade holds its own as an impressive giallo from a
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Photos From an Old ‘Porno’ Turn a Theater into Hell [SXSW]

The SXSW Film Festival returns to Austin, Texas this March, and included is Keola Racela‘s micro-indie Porno, which have its World Premiere at the upcoming high profile fest. In the film, which sounds inspired by Lamberto Bava’s 1980’s classic Demons: “When a group of naive teens working at a movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious […]
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‘Opera’ Blu-ray Review (CultFilms)

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Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Antonella Vitale, William McNamara, Barbara Cupisti | Written by Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Directed by Dario Argento

Good god… Dario Argento is wildy over-rated isn’t he? Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Suspiria and now Opera, three so-called “classics” of Argento oeuvre released on to Blu-ray with great fan fare but all three of which have left me cold. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a couple of Argento movies – Deep Red and Phenomena (though I prefer the Creepers cut), however I can live without the rest. I much prefer the work of his proteges Lamberto Bava… and Michele Soavi in particular.

The plot of Opera goes something like this: When young understudy Betty takes the lead role in a new operatic production of Verdi’s Macbeth, she soon attracts the attention of a knife-wielding psycho who forces
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First Look: Old ‘Porno’ Turns a Theater into Hell [SXSW]

The SXSW Film Festival returns to Austin, Texas this March, and while we’re still awaiting the Midnight announcement, one horror film was included in the first wave. Keola Racela will see his micro-indie Porno have its World Premiere at the upcoming high profile fest. In the film, which sounds inspired by Lamberto Bava’s 1980’s classic Demons: “When a […]
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Subterranean Scares: The Horrors of Subways in Cinema

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It’s hard to perceive personal space unless it’s violated. And when humans are shoe-horned together into tight spaces, as is the case in a subway, our default individualism abuts often discomfiting collective situations. German sociologist Georg Simmel noted a century ago that the rise in urbanization coincided with “an intensification of nervous stimulation.” And there’s nothing that makes passengers more nervous than being a captive subterranean audience to a gauntlet of belligerents, crazies, frotteurists, muggers, or buskers banging out “Despacito” on an accordion. Public transit would be ideal if everyone had their own subway train. But that’s basically a car.

Horror movies, of course, exploit common fears. And there’s nothing more mundane than the morning and evening commute. Three phobias converge deep beneath the concrete bowels of the major metropolis: crowds, being trapped, and the dark. And you can throw in fear of terrorism, too,
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Shudder’s November 2018 Releases Include The Last Drive-in With Joe Bob Briggs: “Dinners Of Death” Thanksgiving Special, The Crow, Deadwax, Tenebrae

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Following the smash success of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs, the legendary horror host will return to Shudder on November 22nd with The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: "Dinners of Death." Joining Briggs on Shudder's streaming slate this month are bunch of other horror titles, including five Dario Argento-directed movies, the short-form series Deadwax, The Crow, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and much more:

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The Last Drive-in With Joe Bob Briggs: “Dinners Of Death” — Thursday, November 22

Joe Bob Briggs is back, just in time to save you from having to talk politics with your family on Thanksgiving Day. Feast on a selection of “deadly dinner” films hand-picked by the world’s foremost (and possibly only) drive-in movie critic, kicking off with Joe Bob’s all-time favorite drive-in classic,
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Class of 88: It Came From The Tube: The Prince Of Terror (1988)

If your dad was Mario Bava, master of light and originator of the giallo film as we know it, you’d have a hard time following in his footsteps too; yet that is precisely what Lamberto Bava chose to do. He made some good ones right out of the gate: Macabre (1980) and A Blade in the Dark (’83) have their fans, but it was the fantastic Demons (’85) that brought him international attention. One lackluster sequel later and he was more or less relegated to the sidelines, where he found solace in Italian TV; he signed a four picture deal for a series of films under the umbrella High Tension, and the first one out of the gate was The Prince of Terror (’88), which was deemed too gruesome and shelved until 1999. I can understand why, because it does contain several gory set pieces, implied rape, and strong language. Oh, and it’s also insane and entertainingly weird.
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Class of 88: Slaughterhouse Rock – Alcatraz, Possession, and Pop Music

Friday night Twilight Zone reruns, Saturday afternoon Frankenstein matinees, and Sunday morning Godzilla flicks; these were the films that introduced my lifelong love affair with horror films. My parents were the influencers, the ones that nurtured my fascinations with the fantastic, weird, and wonderful world of genre film. I was taught from them to respect the classics, the films of Hitchcock, the genius of Lon Chaney, and the storytelling of Sterling, but they also emphasized an understanding and study of the past. These guidelines have, and continue, to shape my thoughts and ideas about film.

But in 1988, the introduction to the sinister and suspenseful nature of horror was still fresh for a middle-schooler who couldn't get enough of watching scary movies in the dark with stove-top popcorn and Rc Cola. Growing up in a lower- to middle-class family with young siblings and hard-working parents didn’t leave a lot of
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July 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Call Girl Of Cthulhu, Another Wolfcop, Primal Rage, Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left

There may be a holiday here in the States, but that doesn’t mean this week’s home media releases are taking any time off. In fact, we’ve got a bunch of great new titles and several cult classics coming our way on Tuesday. Scream Factory and IFC Midnight are teaming up on the recent indie horror projects Midnighters and The Cured, and Another WolfCop is coming home on both formats courtesy of Rlje Entertainment. And for those of you who have been patiently waiting, Arrow Video’s Limited Edition Blu for Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left finally arrives this week as well.

Other notable releases for July 3rd include the reissue of Call Girl of Cthulhu, Primal Rage, Devilfish aka Monster Shark, The Jurassic Games, and The Lullaby.

Another WolfCop

A year has passed since the dark eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou (Leo Fafard
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[Tonight] Shudder Concludes “Halfway to Halloween” with Free Livewatch of ‘Demons’!

[Tonight] Shudder Concludes “Halfway to Halloween” with Free Livewatch of ‘Demons’!
All month long Shudder is celebrating Halfway to Halloween, with creepy curated collections to kick off the countdown to All Hallows’ Eve! Shudder concludes the month-long event with tonight’s Free Livewatch of Lamberto Bava’s 1985 Demons! In the gory classic, a group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in […]
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Catalog From The Beyond: A Blade In The Dark (1983)

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Horror, like any genre, contains multitudes of subgenres and styles, and of course our individual tastes will gravitate to some more than others. But do you have a particular subgenre that you feel like you really should enjoy, but in reality, leaves you feeling flat to the point where you feel like you’re somehow watching it the wrong way? For me, such is the case for the giallo, our Italian forefather to the slasher. I love a good slasher as much as anyone, but when I try and translate that to something like Suspiria or Bay of Blood, something is always missing. I’d chalk it up to just not being my thing, but when I hear passionate fans discuss it, I can’t shake the feeling that if I catch one at the right time, the gears will fall into place and the majesty of the giallo will be revealed.
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New Images from ‘Demons’ Director Lamberto Bava’s ‘Twins’!

New Images from ‘Demons’ Director Lamberto Bava’s ‘Twins’!
Italian filmmaker Lamberto Bava (Demons) is back with his next horror film, which appeared at the Efm in Berlin. Bloody Disgusting learned of Twins, which stars Gérard Depardieu, Lars Eidinger, and Isabella Orsini, while also scoring the first ever hi-res shots from the film! Here’s the synopsis we assembled off the show floor: “The massacre of the Levi family, of […]
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Now on Blu-ray: A Pair of Michele Soavi Gems, The Church & The Sect

Last month Scorpion Releasing, in partnership with Doppelganger Releasing, put out a pair of Italian horror gems on Blu-ray from director Michele Soavi, and it's a great time to rediscover this filmmaker and the early work that led to one of the greatest horror films of the '90s, Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man). Before partnering up with Rupert EverettFrançois Hadji-Lazaro, and Anna Falchi to create that supremely romantic horror nightmare, Soavi worked as an assistant director to Dario Argento in the early '80s on films like Phenomena and later on Lamberto Bava's Demons. These jobs led to his first feature film as a director, Stagefright, which remains a classic of '80s Italian horror. Less well known are the two films that followed, The Sect and The...

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Shock: Mario Bava’s Swan Song

After nearly 40 years in the business and with 22 officially credited features as a director, Mario Bava made his final feature film with 1977’s Shock, also known to U.S. audiences as Beyond the Door II. Just three years after its release, Bava died of a heart attack. He was 65 years old.

Of all his horror films, Shock feels the least like what we have come to expect of a “Mario Bava movie.” While most of his work has an aesthetic and feel that’s very specific to his sensibilities, Shock seems like it could have been made by any number of the Italian horror directors working at that time. This is probably because, as the story goes, the movie actually was made by another Italian horror director working at the time: Bava’s son Lamberto, who co-wrote the screenplay and is a talented filmmaker in his own right, with titles
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Class of 1987: The Eyes Have It – Opera, Dario Argento’s Last Masterpiece

1987 may be the year of the last great Argento movie.

The horror genre has known few voices greater or more influential than Dario Argento, a master craftsman and revolutionary stylist who, from his debut feature The Bird With the Crystal Plumage in 1970 through the late 1980s, is responsible for some of the best horror movies ever made: Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebrae, Phenomena. In 1987, he wrote and directed what might be his final masterpiece, the giallo-tinged slasher Opera, arguably his most technically accomplished—and bloodiest—film. While more of a standard whodunit than his abstract supernatural efforts, there is such precision to the photography, such expertly staged choreography both in front of and behind the camera, that the movie deserves to be named among his greatest works if only for the dazzling purity of the filmmaking on display.

Opera was my first exposure to Dario Argento, but it wasn't the full
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