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A Dario Dud: The Quirky Queue PHENOMENA Film Review

By at October 23, 2013 | 9:47 pm | 5 Comments

A Dario Dud: The Quirky Queue PHENOMENA Film Review

2 / 5 stars For the past 40 years, Dario Argento has become a filmmaking icon for all horror fans with his uniquely original, gore-filled creations, with Argento movies like Opera and Suspiria familiar to just about every worshipper of the genre. This month, The Queue takes a look at one of Argento's less talked-about endeavors, the mid-1980s' Phenomena. With Phenomena more...

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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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