Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dario Argento!

Dario Argento prepares to cut the cake.

Today's Dario Argento's Birthday! Argento is an innovator in horror and a master of the Italian giallo genre.

He's also an alumnus of the Toronto International Film Festival, having shown: Mother of Tears (2007), The Stendhal Syndrome (1996),  Trauma (1993);  Two Evil Eyes (1990), co-directed with George Romero; Opera (1989). In fact, after director Takashi Miike, Argento's shown the most films at Midnight Madness.

His most famous films include Suspiria; The Bird With The Crystal Plumage; and Deep Red. More recently he's had two episodes of Masters of Horror, ("Jenifer" and "Pelts"); Giallo starring Adrien Brody, and his newest film is Dracula 3D with Rutger Hauer as the Count.

Happy Birthday, Maestro!

And you can celebrate by watching two movies that are definitely influenced by Argento's legacy.

Mon., Sept. 10th, 6:00 PM BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Tue., Sept. 11th, 2:45 PM CINEPLEX YONGE & DUNDAS 3

Mon., Sept. 10, 11:59pm: RYERSON
Wed., Sept. 12, 5pm: CINEPLEX YONGE AND DUNDAS 6

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