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Dario Argento
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Date of Birth: Sep 7, 1940

Country: Italy

Biography: Hailing from Rome, Argento is one of Italy's most influential horror directors. His unique style helped to create a new subgenre: 'Giallo', which are films marked by creative, bloody murders and interesting camerawork.

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Total Titles at Criticker: 55 - You've Seen 55

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Titles You've Ranked (55)
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Comandamenti per un gangster Comandamenti per un gangster (1968)
Summary: A former gangster wants to avenge the murder of his sister and shed light on the disappearance of her husband, which occurred during the transport of a large cargo of gold. (imdb)
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Metti, una sera a cena Metti, una sera a cena (1969)
Summary: In this film, a liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party. The writer has an affair with the another dinner guest, and soon the men and women are entangled in a confusing series of partner-swapping sex sprees. (allmovie.com)
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Così sia Così sia (1972)
Summary: A bandit assembles a group of skilled thieves to rob his former partner-in-crime, who is now posing as a priest, and has stashed his money in a heavily-guarded bank safe. (imdb)
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The Dead Will Walk The Dead Will Walk (2004)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Feature documentary produced for the "Dawn of the Dead : Ultimate Edition" DVD set which profiles both the film and the career of director George A. Romero. Includes extensive interviews with all principle cast members and production personel. (imdb)
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Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror (2002)  - TV Movie
Summary: More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends. (imdb)
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Probability Zero Probability Zero (1969)
Summary: Silva leads a misfit commando squad on what somewhat predictably becomes a suicide mission behind German lines to infiltrate & destroy an impregnable Nazi fortress using a recycled torpedo. Gritty commando raids, some brutal small-unit battle scenes, convincing scuba combat footage and a grim overtone of doom for those involved make this one somewhat less of a cartoon Spaghetti Western with tanks and more of a "conventional" war movie. (imdb comments)
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Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die (1968)
Summary: A man, released after a jail term for a crime he did not commit, raises a gang to go after the man who framed him. (imdb)
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Cemetery Without Crosses Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)
Summary: Hossien stars as a leather-clad killer, drawn into a tragic kidnap/murder plot by his former flame Michelle Mercier. An almost totally visual film with perhaps not more than two dozen lines of dialogue. (imdb)
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The Wax Mask The Wax Mask (1997)
Summary: Paris, 1900: a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man with a metal claw who rips their hearts out. The sole survivor and witness to the massacre is a young girl. Twelve years later in Rome a new wax museum is opened, whose main attractions are lifelike recreations of gruesome murder scenes... (imdb)
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Legion of the Damned Legion of the Damned (1969)
Summary: Irish Colonel Charlie McPhearson has just had his platoon of twenty-eight slaughtered by German troops. Angered at his superiors for this suicide mission, he takes convicts on his next, along with fornicating American explosives technician Major Burke, to defuse underwater mines so that a commando squado can prepare for a June 10 invasion to destroy a tank gun. (imdb)
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The 5-Man Army The 5-Man Army (1969)
Summary: Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army. (imdb)
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The Devil The Devil's Daughter (1991)
Summary: A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the old man has come into her life, and it quickly becomes apparent that he has plans for her, plans that involve a permanent future with the Satanic cult. (imdb)
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Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror (2000)  - TV Movie
Summary: Documentary that explores Argento's film career. (imdb)
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Dario Argento Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985)
Summary: Affectionate, yet thorough documentary on Italy's primo horrormeister that includes rarely seen cuts from _Tenebrae_, _Suspiria_, and _Phenomena_. (Chas. Balun)
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Hanging Shadows Hanging Shadows (2007)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Offers a critical appreciation of Italian horror cinema, pioneered by directors such as Dario Argento and Mario Bava. (imdb)
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Il vicino di casa Il vicino di casa (1973)  - TV Episode
Summary: Luca and Stefania are a young couple with a baby who move into a remote seaside apartment late at night. Unbeknownst to the couple, the neighbor who lives upstairs has just murdered his wife. (imdb)
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Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012)  - TV Movie
Summary: A 90-minute exploration of European horror. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Nessuno siamo perfetti Nessuno siamo perfetti (2015)
Summary: A documentary about the italian comic book author and novelist Tiziamo Sclavi, creator of Dylan Dog.
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Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo (2016)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: A look into the giallo film genre, its antecedents, and its legacy.
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Dario Argento: Master of Horror Dario Argento: Master of Horror (1991)
Summary: A documentary about the films of Italian horror director Dario Argento. Included are clips from many of his films and interviews with friends, actors and colleagues. (imdb)
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Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film (2009)
Summary: An in depth documentary on the horror genre. (imdb)
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Suspiria 25th Anniversary Suspiria 25th Anniversary (2001)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Documentary on the 1977 horror masterpiece "Suspiria" directed by Dario Argento
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Mario Bava: Operazione paura Mario Bava: Operazione paura (2004)  - TV Movie
Summary: Homage to the Master of the Terror, Italian director Mario Bava, hosted by Joe Dante.
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Deep Red 25th Anniversary Deep Red 25th Anniversary (2000)  - Short Film
Summary: Short documentary on the 1975 giallo classic, "Deep Red"
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Fear in the Dark Fear in the Dark (1991)  - TV Movie
Summary: A spine chilling study of the history of horror film and man's fascination with the unknown. (tagline)
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Stephen King Stephen King's World of Horror (1986)  - TV Movie
Summary: A documentary about the works of novelist Stephen King and his influence on popular culture and his impact on horror film and novels. Portions of this documentary were repackaged and released as "This is Horror", released in 1989. (imdb)
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The Church The Church (1989)
Summary: An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 16th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowls of the Earth. (imdb)
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Demons 2 Demons 2 (1986)
Summary: A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down. (imdb)
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Trauma Trauma (1993)
Summary: A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them. (imdb)
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Tenebre Tenebre (1982)
Summary: An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. (imdb)
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Phenomena Phenomena (1985)
Summary: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. (imdb)
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Sleepless Sleepless (2001)
Summary: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus. (imdb)
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The Cat o The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Summary: Franco Arno is a blind man that lives with his young niece and makes a living writing crossword puzzles. One night, while walking on the street, he overhears a weird conversation between two man sitting in a car parked in front of a medical institute where genetic experiments are performed. The same night someone breaks in the institute and kills a guard. Arno decides to investigate with the help of reporter Carlo Giordani. (imdb)
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Inferno Inferno (1980)
Summary: Semi-sequal to 'Suspiria' has a American college student in Rome, and his sister in New York investigating a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. (imdb)
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Two Evil Eyes Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Summary: Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. (imdb)
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Deep Red Deep Red (1975)
Summary: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
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The Stendhal Syndrome The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Summary: Dario Argento's thriller stars the director's daughter Asia as Anna Manni, a policewoman trying to capture a vicious serial rapist and killer. The problem is that she suffers from "Stendhal's syndrome", a psychosomatic disease that gives her dizziness and hallucinations when she is exposed to the sight of paintings and artistic masterpieces. When the maniac lures her into a trap inside Florences' famous Uffizi museum, her troubles are just beginning... (imdb)
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Opera Opera (1987)
Summary: A young opera singer is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
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Suspiria Suspiria (1977)
Summary: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction. (imdb)
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Summary: A writer is stalked by a serial killer after witnessing a murder attempt on one woman's life. (imdb)
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Jenifer Jenifer (2005)  - TV Episode
Summary: Police officer Frank Spivey saves a disfigured young woman named Jenifer from being slaughtered by a crazy old man. He takes her into his home because she has nowhere else to go, but starts to become obsessed with her. Soon, it becomes clear that there are problems with Jenifer that turn Frank's life upside-down. He realizes that there is only one thing that will keep Jenifer from hurting anyone else and let him return to a normal life. (imdb)
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Phantom of the Opera Phantom of the Opera (1998)
Summary: Standard story of the Phantom does have one major variation - The phantom is not a disfigured individual, but rather is an unwashed orphan abandoned in the sewers under the Paris Opera & raised by rats. The Phantom invokes death upon anyone who dares harm his beloved rats. In fact, The Phantom's nemesis is the chief exterminator (Istvan Bubik) who develops a rat-catching machine. (imdb)
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Dracula 3D Dracula 3D (2012)
Summary: Dario Argento's take on Bram Stoker's classic novel. The tale begins with Jonathan Harker, journeying by train and carriage from England to Count Dracula's crumbling, remote castle situated in the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania. The purpose of his mission is to catalogue the big library of Dracula. (mubi.com)
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Giallo Giallo (2009)
Summary: In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow. (imdb)
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Masters of Horror Masters of Horror (2005)  - TV Series
Summary: Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time the foremost names in the horror film genre have joined forces for the series consisting of 13 one-hour films each season. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in the West Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Summary: Sergio Leone's monumental epic is as big as its Monument Valley locations, as grand as its fine, distinguished cast, as tough and bawdy as every kid imagines the Old West.
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Demons Demons (1985)
Summary: A group of people are trapped in a large West Berlin movie theater infected by ravenous demons whom proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one thereby multiplying their numbers. (imdb)
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The Five Days of Milan The Five Days of Milan (1973)
Summary: The story takes place during the Italian Revolution of 1848.
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Eyewitness Eyewitness (1973)  - TV Episode
Summary: A woman is driving by the countryside late at night and a figure (woman) falls before the vehicle. At close inspection it seems that this woman has been shot and seems to be dead. The driver goes and reports the incident but when the police visit the scene of the crime, the woman has disappeared without a trace. Did the witness imagine this, or is she the next target? (Bjorn, imdb)
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Four Flies on Grey Velvet Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Summary: Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He runs away, but he understands his troubles have just begun when the following day he receives an envelope with photos of him killing the man. Someone is killing all his friends and trying to frame him for the murders... (imdb)
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Pelts Pelts (2006)  - TV Episode
Summary: Pelts, directed by Dario Argento, teleplay by Matt Venne, is an erotic tale about stolen raccoon pelts that violently turn against those that covet them in this Giallo-style adaptation of F. Paul Wilson's short story. Meatloaf and John Saxon star. (imdb)
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Mother of Tears Mother of Tears (2007)
Summary: An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are gathering in the city... (imdb)
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Do You Like Hitchcock? Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)  - TV Movie
Summary: A voyeuristic film student senses foul play when a murder strikes at the apartment complex across the street. (moviefone.com)
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The Tram The Tram (1973)  - TV Episode
Summary: When a 27-year-old woman is murdered on the tram and stuffed under a set as she returns from work in the dead of night. After recreating the incident using witnesses he believes he found his killer. Or had he? (imdb)
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The Card Player The Card Player (2004)
Summary: Cult legend Dario Argento's latest is a maniacal and cynical tale of a serial killer pinning the life of his captives on the outcome of a video poker game. (Two Boots Pioneer Theatre)