Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento

Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento

Maitland McDonagh


Italian filmmaker Dario Argento’s horror motion pictures were defined as a mix of Alfred Hitchcock and George Romero—psychologically wealthy, colourful, and from time to time garish, excelling at taking the easiest parts of the splatter and exploitation genres and laying them over a depressing undercurrent of human feelings and psyches. Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds, which dissects such Argento cult motion pictures as Two Evil Eyes, The chicken with the Crystal Plumage, Suspiria, and Deep Red, incorporates a new creation discussing Argento’s newest motion pictures, from The Stendahl Syndrome to Mother of Tears; an up to date filmography; and an interview with Argento.

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