Phenomena (1985)
Film / Horror

Phenomena (1985)

At the time of its release, Phenomena was greeted with a rousing chorus of disapproval, even from Argento’s most die hard supporters. In retrospect, this disapproval seems unjust for although Phenomena is a damn silly film, it’s also entirely consistent with Argento’s then current preoccupations and was, in many ways, a logical if rather hard … Continue reading

Tenebre (1982)
Film / Horror

Tenebre (1982)

As far removed from the Technicolor phantasmagoria of Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980) as it was possible to get, Tenebre marked Dario Argento’s dazzling return to the gialli that made his name a decade earlier. More concerned than his other films with sex, transgenderism and body dysmorphia, and filmed in a blinding chiaroscuro, it is … Continue reading