Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors but by broken minds. With Halloween just around the corner and the Suspiria remake coming to theatres shortly, we thought it was the perfect time to dive into the filmography of influential Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. His work had been a major blind spot for two of us but we were able to rectify that by covering a handful of his most well-known films from The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Deep Red and Suspiria to Tenebre and Phenomena. Discussion topics include the evolution and influence of the giallo genre, the awkward dubbing of dialogue, metronome sex and the glorious music of Goblin. So does Suspiria qualify as Argento’s ultimate masterpiece? What are the most brutal and creative kills? Do any of the twist endings actually make sense or are they all complete nonsense? Grab your black gloves and shiny murder weapons and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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