Tag Archives: giallo

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Neon Demon (2016)

Nicolas Winding Refn’s most recent directorial effort, The Neon Demon (2016) is a psychological horror tale of a murderous, bloody-minded fashion industry that attracts young Jesse (Elle Fanning) to Los Angeles. Jesse hopes to become a big time fashion model because being pretty is the only talent she knows. She makes fast friends with make-up […]

The Decades Blogathon: Deep Red (1975)

When I heard that Mark of Three Rows Back and Tom of Digital Shortbread were hosting the Decades Blogathon, I knew I had to join in. The concept of the blogathon is to pick a film to review from the fifth year of each decade – whether it’s 1905, 1955, or 2015. I love this […]

Suspiria (1977): “Do you know anything about… witches?”

Sometimes all you need in your film-watching life is a cheesy and gory horror film by a classic Italian director. Suspiria (1977) was directed by Dario Argento and is one of the staples of the giallo genre – defined as a murder mystery style of film, generally Italian-made, which contains a lot of blood, guts, […]