We’re delighted to announce that the Australian Cinémathèque and Brisbane Festival present a month of Italian Horror with our new program ‘Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror’, which will screen between 8 September – 1 October 2017 at GOMA.
This program will celebrate the works of the three most prominent figures in the world of Italian horror cinema: Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, and Dario Argento and will survey their key works, exploring the development of the giallo genre: from Bava’s deeply influential gothic works, Argento’s mastery of the lurid thriller, and the gory descendants found in Fulci’s oeuvre.
The majority of the films will be shown on rare 35mm prints, drawn from national and private archives from around the world. The program also includes new digital restorations, including the vibrant 4k restoration of Suspiria 1977, the Cineteca Nazionale in Rome’s restoration of the director’s cut of Deep Red 1975, and an extremely rare screening of Lucio Fulci’s A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin 1971.
Many of these films have not been screened theatrically in Australia for decades – if ever – and many are unlikely to make an appearance again for years. Fans of horror cinema can expect a wildly gruesome and exhilarating month of titles, with cult favourites and lesser known treats all making an appearance.