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Review: Dario Argento's 'Dracula 3D'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 1, 2013 3:28 PM
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Dracula 3D
With “Dracula 3D,” we finally know which of the great '70s genre filmmakers have fallen the hardest, and the answer is Dario Argento. The Italian horror pioneer was one of the leading lights of the giallo movement, and early career masterpieces like “The Bird With The Crystal Plumage” and “Suspiria” led the way to later triumphs like “Tenebre” and “Opera.” Most knew the director had lost a step in recent years: he closed a thematic trilogy that started with “Suspiria” and “Inferno” with the dopey gorefest “Mother Of Tears” and was also behind the borderline-unreleasable “Giallo.” But the latter case could at least be blamed on a runaway production that ran out of money, while the former was a trashterpiece delight. But there’s not a single moment of “Dracula 3D” where you don’t look at the screen, forget all about those early genre touchstones, and think, "What the hell is this?" You’d like a 3D Dracula film would be something every horror filmmaker had on their bucket list, but if Argento actually made this, it has to be because he bet someone he could make a movie blindfolded.

Vince Vaughn & Hailee Steinfeld Have 'Term Life'; Charlotte Gainsbourg Reteams With Asia Argento & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 3:33 PM
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While Vince Vaughn is best known for his motormouth in a wide array of comedies, he's been desperate to do something a bit more gritty. Over the past while, he's been lining up no shortage of more serious-minded fare like the the thriller "The Risk Agent," the Randall Wallace-penned "Gunslingers" and road adventure "Triple Time." But it looks like another project has the momentum to cast the actor in a whole new light.

Watch: 70-Minute 1985 Documentary 'Dario Argento’s World Of Horror'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 15, 2013 12:41 PM
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Dario Argento’s name may not be well-known to American moviegoers, but horror movie enthusiasts would recognize him as the master Italian horror movie director. Starting his directing career in the 1970s with “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,” Dario has since directed 18 feature films. And like all iconic horror film directors, people tend to view his early films as being representative of his best work. This tends to leave a lot of fans celebrating the director’s early work, while desperately ignoring most things that have come after the '90s. However, the documentary below takes place in the mid-80s, which allows us to exist in a time period where horror was in its prime and directors like Argento had nowhere to go but up.

Watch: Trailer For Dario Argento's 'Dracula 3D' Promises It Will Be Awesome Because Of That Giant Praying Mantis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2011 4:06 PM
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We kind of totally forgot/put it out of our minds because he hasn't made a halfway decent movie in years, but the legendary Dario Argento is nearing completion on "Dracula 3D" and now a sales trailer for the movie has arrived. The effects aren't done, but as expected, it looks fucking awful. On the other hand, however, there is a giant fucking praying mantis in this, so basically, now we're gonna have to watch this thing.

David Gordon Green Says He Re-Envisioned 'Suspiria' Remake After Natalie Portman Did 'Black Swan'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 4:15 AM
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Eclectic Director Talks Horror Remakes That Got It RightFew horror films are as critically revered and fanatically adored as Italian director Dario Argento’s operatic 1977 shocker “Suspiria.” Centered on the witchy goings-on at a prestigious ballet school, it is largely considered one of the scariest movies of all time and served as the chief inspiration for Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-nominated (and similarly nightmarish) “Black Swan.” The idea of remaking “Suspiria” is a daunting one, but that hasn’t deterred David Gordon Green -- the versatile director behind such disparate films as “All the Real Girls,” “Pineapple Express” and "Your Highness" -- from doggedly pursuing an updated version.

Judge Grants Halt Of U.S. Distribution Of Dario Argento's 'Giallo' Until Adrien Brody Gets Paid

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2010 8:01 AM
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If for some inane reason you really want to see Dario Argento's completely godawful film "Giallo," starring Adrien Brody and Emmanuelle Seigner, you better act quickly. A judge has agreed to put an injunction in place against U.S. distribution of the film following a lawsuit launched by the film's star last month.

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