Don’t Lose Your Head! Dario Argento for Halloween


“After all the years I have been making these films, I would probably make a pretty good murderer.”

Dubbed the “Italian Hitchcock” for his mastery of whodunit horror in the gore-gushing giallo tradition, legendary screen-scream director Dario Argento holds court as one of scary cinema’s most stylish and subversive auteurs. This Halloween, feast your eyeballs — and, with scores by Ennio Morricone and prog-rockers Goblin, eardrums! — on a trio of lurid 1970s “spaghetti slashers” from the maestro of by-the-bucket blood spillage, all screening in brilliant 4K restorations. “Don’t Lose Your Head!” includes Argento’s Hitch-indebted directorial debut The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970); his giallo take on Antonioni’s Blow-Up, Deep Red (1975); and, of course, his unequivocal masterpiece Suspiria (1977), a marvel of hallucinogenic terror that countryman Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) has reimagined for a forthcoming, highly anticipated remake.

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