At DVD.com, friend of the Gutter Jay Patrick dives into the history of Italian giallo film. “I put Opera in the VCR and experienced my first proper giallo. I hadn’t yet incorporated the term giallo into my lexicon because it was, to my eyes, just a very stylish […]
The Gutter’s own Keith Allison pulls off a caper with Emily Intravia and Christine Makepeace as the Feminine Critique watches The Jewel Robbery (1928) and Danger: Diabolik (1968). “Also on the books: Christine’s hatred of 2018’s Suspiria and Keith’s expertise on some very, very unusual new trivia about […]
In honor of director Mario Bava’s birthday, Shudder TV is having a Bava-thon with nine of his classic horror films chosen by friend of the Gutter Colin Geddes streaming free online all weekend. See the line-up here and watch here.
My town has basically one landmark, you know the kind of thing people passing through take pictures of. It’s a water tower. An incredibly phallic water tower. It’s like a classical Hindu lingam. Actually, it’s more than a phallic symbol–it looks like a penis. And at Christmas, the […]
The Projection Booth watches Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires with Troy Howarth.
It makes sense that so much of Mario Bava’s oeuvre would deal with situations and people that/who are not what they seem. His whole life was spent in the world of deception and illusion. His father was a sculptor who moonlighted as an effects man for Italy’s magnificent […]