To celebrate the release of Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon Picturehouse Cinemas have teamed up with the director for an exclusive season of films that inspired him. Tonight Dario Argento's classic 1970s horror is screening at the Picturehouse Central and is on at a number of Picturehouse venues also on Friday August 19th (full details here).
Time Out review:
From his stylish, atmosphere-laden opening - young American ballet student arriving in Europe during a storm - Argento relentlessly assaults his audience: his own rock score (all dissonance and heavy-breathing) blasts out in stereo, while Jessica Harper gets threatened by location, cast, weather and camera. Thunderstorms and extraordinarily grotesque murders pile up as Argento happily abandons plot mechanics to provide a bravura display of his technical skill. With his sharp eye for the bizarre and for vulgar over-decoration, it's always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them. Don't think, just panic.
Here (and above) id the trailer.