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The Argento Trilogy Concludes: The Quirky Queue Reviews FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET

By at November 5, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

The Argento Trilogy Concludes: The Quirky Queue Reviews FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET

3 / 5 stars Dario Argento’s third film, Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971), completes his "animal trilogy," and is an interesting transition for Argento from mystery/suspense to psychological horror. Although not as tight as his first two films, (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and The Cat O' Nine Tails), Four Flies contains some creepy imagery and ideas, even if more...

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The Quirky Queue Celebrates Early Argento, Part II: THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS Film Review

By at October 26, 2011 | 2:07 pm | 4 Comments

The Quirky Queue Celebrates Early Argento, Part II: THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS Film Review

Ed. Note: Quirky Queue writer Scott David continues his look at Dario Argento's "Animal Trilogy" with the second segment of the series. The third, Four Flies On Grey Velvet, will appear here next week. 4 / 5 stars Dario Argento’s follow-up to The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is another suspense/mystery -- but this time Argento was blessed with a well-known cast. more...

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The Quirky Queue Celebrates Early Argento, Part I: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE Review

By at October 13, 2011 | 6:24 am | 2 Comments

The Quirky Queue Celebrates Early Argento, Part I: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE Review

4 / 5 stars Years before Suspiria or Opera, Italian filmmaker Dario Argento began his solo career by contributing to the cult horror subgenre referred to as "giallo": a style of film created in Italy with roots in mystery and suspense, but with additions of modern gore and erotica. Argento began his directorial career with The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1969), more...

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Back To School with The Quirky Queue: CLASS OF 1984 Film Review

By at August 24, 2011 | 9:29 pm | 1 Comments

Back To School with The Quirky Queue: CLASS OF 1984 Film Review

3 / 5 stars As kids everywhere head back to school in the next couple weeks, The Queue takes you back to the future-past of Class of 1984, a time where hoodlums were a finer breed. Shot in 1981, the film is a look at what parents thought high schools would soon become as punk music spread its influence over American's youth. Little did they know that gangsta rap was more...

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