Posted by Ms Harker | Filed under Horror Films
Greetings and Salutations.
Or more appropriately Buongiorno a Tutti. My Italian is a little rusty!
It seems that 2010 may be the year of renaissance for Italian horror, not unlike 2009 was for the French. The last Italian horror film I saw was ‘La Terza Madre‘ or ‘Mother of Tears’. Directed by the famoso Dario Argento, I entered into the viewing experience with anticipation. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The supernatural was there just with a little too much boobs and 70’s style bush (or in these parts we refer to it as a ‘map of Tassie’) for me. While on the topic of the bush in horror how come we never get any disco balls? Always with the bush, maybe something to address in Women in Horror Month (which starts February)? But I digress.
Can Mad In Italy bring us some disco balls? Well no, but it looks like it can bring some great scares, in a modern context. Shock Til You Drop indicated the director Paolo Fazzini feels the film addresses the current financial crisis, home loans, crooked politicians and a young maniacal serial killer. Who said horror can’t be both blood soaked and social commentary? Check the trailer below. Forza Italia!
One Response to “Mad In Italy… Hai paura?”
Cortez the Killer Says:
January 31st, 2010 at 1:04 am
I’ve been waiting for a resurgence in Italian horror. This looks good. Bienisimo!