Feature

The Snowman

Perhaps appropriate considering the wintry Scandinavian backdrop, The Snowman remains emotionally chilly. Yet that aloofness only serves to further muddle a lurid thriller that’s clearly riding the noir coattails of the English-language version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, except this wannabe becomes lost in translation. Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) is an Oslo detective […]

Retrospective

Suspiria

Admittedly, my knowledge and experience with Italian horror is weak.  So I begin my education here, with Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA, brilliantly restored for its fortieth anniversary.  As one colleague points out, however, SUSPIRIA is straight Italian horror and not Giallo (Italian for “yellow”, so named for the inexpensive pulp stock that dimestore novels were printed […]