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Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on Dario Argento's Seminal Giallo 'Deep Red'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 6, 2013 at 11:20AM

Dario Argento Week! is rolling right along at Trailers from Hell, today with director Karyn Kusama introducing Argento's seminal giallo, "Deep Red."
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"Deep Red"
"Deep Red"

Dario Argento Week! is rolling right along at Trailers from Hell, today with director Karyn Kusama introducing Argento's seminal giallo, "Deep Red." 

Music teacher David Hemmings investigates a series of brutal axe murders.Stylishly shot in Argento's favorite location, Torino, Italy. The film exists in multiple edits, the original Italian running 126 minutes. The rock group Goblin provided their first of several Argento music scores when called in to replace composer Giorgio Gasilini, who ankled the project after blow-ups with the director. The 101 minute US theatrical version, titled The Hatchet Murders, is available online in full at The Internet Archive.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.