Horror Roundup - Weekend with Argento

THE ANIMAL TRILOGY

So called because of the titles, Dario Argento's first three giallo movies lack the signature music from Goblin and Claudio Simonetti and rarely venture into the crazy visual flourishes he would become known for with Deep Red and Suspiria. They sit firmly withing the murder mystery genre without venturing into the supernatural, stories about extra sensory perception or anything with eye popping set design. Which is kind of a shame, and while glimpses of style and imaginative moments are found sprinkled all over the place things never quite come into their own. However it's still worth considering each on their own merits, so let's take a look.


SUMMER SEQUEL-A-THON 2015

PART ONE: WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?
 
Following up a popular film for one reason or another is a process that can often have mixed results, as this little movie marathon shows. It's to be expected a lot of the time with horror and schlock that another movie will end up being a let down - that spike in quality on part two which leads to the third entry dropping the ball doesn't happen that often when things are not planned out. While we touched on this before in the last b-movie excursion, that was generally made up of one-offs and stories that don't have the loose ends to ever receive a part two. Others were just too strange to need one... But that doesn't always stop sequels arriving, so let's get right into some of those which just couldn't be left alone.

Short Film Safari - Fresh Guacamole

Scorecard

JUNE


Big Hero 6 ☆☆☆☆
Bronson ☆☆☆☆
Jurassic Park ☆☆☆☆
Magnificent Butcher ☆☆☆☆
Duel ☆☆☆☆
Guardians of the Galaxy ☆☆☆☆
Touch of Evil ☆☆☆☆
Prodigal Son (1981) ☆☆☆☆