June 19, 2009

Giallo Posters and DVD Covers

Giallo films - the world would be a much more boring place without them. What other subgenre of cinema is as artistically beautiful and emphatically stupid at the same time as Italian giallo films? American slashers, for instance, are merely stupid. I can imagine what Dario Argento saw in Halloween, "It's all good but the scenes need more choreography and maybe two ballet-related deaths?" Of course, giallo films tend to be repetitive - watch any 7 and then quit. Why 7? Because I like that number, it's a happy number. Seriously, though, as brutal as these films tend to be at times, they are also extremely innocent and childlike around the edges, bringing out that impressionable air about everything. It's no wonder Argento's initial vision for Suspiria was for the girls to be 12-14 years old. Enjoy the following posters / DVD covers, and tune in tonight! :)

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