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Dario Argento

“The process of writing and directing drives you to such extremes that it’s natural to feel an affinity with insanity. I approach that madness as something dangerous and I’m afraid, but also I want to go to it, to see what’s there, to embrace it. I don’t know why but I’m drawn.”

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    VORTEX

    GASPAR NOÉ France, 2021

    European cinema’s enfant terrible Gaspar Noé is back with a formally audacious, split-screen tour de force. With revelatory performances from French New Wave icon Françoise Lebrun and horror maestro Dario Argento, Vortex grapples at the heart-wrenching limits of love, comfort, and mortality.

    OPERA

    DARIO ARGENTO Italy, 1987

    Cinema has seen its share of Phantom of the Opera adaptations, and yet Dario Argento’s cacophonous telling entirely renews the veracity of a classic tale. Released in the U.S. as Terror at the Opera, this revision moves to beyond the rules of 1980s horror to a realm of pure, ecstatic terror.

    INFERNO

    DARIO ARGENTO Italy, 1980

    Following Suspiria, Argento invoked the power of witches once more with this loose continuation (and part of the “Three Mothers” trilogy)—a fever dream crosscut between haunting synchronicities in New York City and Rome. Like its illustrious predecessor, Inferno is another irresistible nightmare.

    DEMONS

    LAMBERTO BAVA Italy, 1985

    From Italian master of the macabre Lamberto Bava (son of the great Mario Bava), and co-written and produced by Dario Argento, this film in true 1980s horror fashion turns on pop culture (here, the movies) attacking the audience. Soundtrack by Claudio Simonetti.

    THE STENDHAL SYNDROME

    DARIO ARGENTO Italy, 1996

    Dario Argento united with his daughter for this unusual family giallo collaboration which finds Asia as a young policewoman afflicted by the titular disease: art’s masterpieces have a mesmeric, transportive effect on her. A rabbit hole of total ruin and horror ensues. Not for the faint of heart!

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