October 26–31, 2018

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.”

Dario Argento

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 bravura of hallucinogenic terror that countryman Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) has reimagined for a forthcoming, highly anticipated remake.

Don’t Lose Your Head! Halloween Party Wednesday, October 31
Cash Bar, Goblin Ballet & Suspiria
7:00 pm – Doors
8:00 pm – Goblin-scored ballet by Dancinema
8:30 pm – Suspiria

Gorehounds! Ring in the unholy holiday at our Don’t Lose Your Head! Halloween Party, featuring costumes, a cash bar, a specially choreographed ballet from Vancouver-based Dancinema, and a screening of Argento’s neon-nightmare Suspiria.

Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
No membership required
No passes will be accepted for this event


List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2018-Oct Suspiria Dario Argento 1977 Italy
2018-Oct The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Dario Argento 1970 Italy . . .
2018-Oct Deep Red Dario Argento 1975 Italy

Established in 2014 by Jen Ray, Dancinema has evolved into an international organization that fuses dance and film through production, education, and events, including the annual Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival in Vancouver. www.dancinema.co