Horror scene stealers #1 – the studious cat in Inferno (1980)

Animals in Dario Argento films don't tend to do very well - cats get drowned, guide dogs get spooky and kill their owners and we won't talk about the monkey in Phenomena. Actually, he does ok. One of the most resplendent and scene stealing moggies in film is Ania Pieroni's cat in Inferno. Mark (Leigh … Continue reading Horror scene stealers #1 – the studious cat in Inferno (1980)

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31 scary movie moments – 2) ‘Demons’ (1985) coming up the stairs

Lamberto Bava's wonderful, self-reflective 80s' Italian horror classic has a select group of punters invited to a private horror movie showing only to become prey to the Demons. It's all set to a great heavy metal soundtrack too, with Motley Crue and Saxon amongst the treats. It's a gross-out gory flick with so many disturbing … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 2) ‘Demons’ (1985) coming up the stairs

31 Days of Halloween – Day 22 – Demons (1985)

This bonkers Lamberto Bava Italian classic is produced by Dario Argento and features a large amount of exploding pus, gratuitous 80s heavy metal and some reallllllly nasty demonic transformations. It's also oh so self reflexive, yes! Student Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) is stalked on the Berlin subway by a mysterious masked man. When he catches up … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 22 – Demons (1985)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 6 – Suspiria (1977)

Dario Argento's masterpiece is one of the finest horror films ever made - an audio and visual feast and completely, completely mad. American ballet student Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Munich, Germany, to attend a prestigious ballet school. The ballet school is run by - well, that'd be telling. With the haunting soundtrack of Goblin … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 6 – Suspiria (1977)

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

The second film in the recently released double bill Dual-Format Blu-Ray and DVD ‘Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia’, this is a kinky little affair with great style and glorious giallo thrills. Anthony Steffan plays Alan, an aristocrat who has been released from a mental institution following the death of his wife … Continue reading The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

Review: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

Recently released by Arrow Video as part of the double bill Dual-Format Blu-Ray and DVD 'Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia', The Red Queen Kills Seven Times is a captivating Italian giallo movie that explores a hundred year-cycle curse from a family painting where a Red Queen rises to...you've guessed it... kill … Continue reading Review: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)