Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Italian Horror Blogathon: Links


Use the comments section of this post to link to your entries; I will then update the best I can throughout the day. However, the full update will show up each morning around 7 (Pacific), so if you send me your link and don't see it up here right away, it probably just means I'm at work. So, check this post throughout the blogathon for all of the latest links. I'm excited to get this thing started and read people's submissions. My own contributions will go up on the blog at the same time as the updates and will appear beneath the daily links post. All links will appear after the jump...

(Updated 10/31): Happy Halloween, everyone! Final update is posted. Thanks for your contributions, everyone! I will throw up a postscript to this thing tomorrow.




10/31:

- Last update of the blogathon finds Tim Brayton finishing his look at the Three Mothers trilogy with Mother of Tears. A big thanks to Tim for his constant enthusiasm for this project and his many contributions (this year and in years past).

- My brother Troy has tried two years in a row now to create some kind of epic, authoritarian post on Bruno Mattei's Virus (aka Hell of the Living Dead, Zombie Creeping Flesh), and two years now he has been defeated by the task. I don't blame him. Anyone that spends that much time with a movie that awful is bound to go insane. However, he did have time to edit together this video: Virus in 24 minutes. There you go, all of the film's greatest hits in one glorious video. Thanks, Troy.

- Tim Brayton is back with a look at Inferno, the second film in the Three Mothers trilogy. The third film, Mother of Tears, will be up on his blog sometime later today (unless the amount of suck in that film ended up breaking Tim's brain...then can we really blame him for not posting it?) so check back for updates.

- James R., one of the most prolific contributors of this blogathon, is back with a final contribution: the supernatural The Reincarnation of Isobel One of the reasons I love this blogathon so much is the diversity of what people choose to write about. I had never really heard of this particular Italian horror film, so I look forward to James' review.

- Jeff Flugel of The Stalking Moon blog writes about Argento's extremely fun Phenomena.

- Roderick Heath is one of my absolute favorite writers on the interwebs, so I'm thrilled to have a contribution from him as he looks at Bava's brilliant Black Sabbath.


10/30:

- Tim is back for more; this time covering Argento's Three Mothers trilogy. His first post on Suspiria is up now. He also has a gallery of images from the film here. Look for updates throughout the day and tomorrow as he posts his follow up pieces.

- Eric of Dollar Theater Massacre continues his Argento-thon (his post on Phantom of the Opera is coming soon) by posting an interview with the maestro (as well as graciously plugging this blogathon).


10/28:

- Eric of the blog Dollar Theater Massacre is doing a late-era Argento-thon. So far, he's covered Argento's segment from Two Evil EyesTrauma, and The Stendhal Syndrome. Check those out.


10/27:

- Malte Ringer returns with another entry, this time for Argento's seminal Deep Red.

- Another return contributor (these being his third and fourth submissions!), James R., posts entries on two of my favorite Italian horror movies, Delirira (aka Stage Fright) and The Church.

- Michael Grover writes about Joe D'Amato's Death Smiles at Murder.

- Kevin L. Ferguson gives us some essential reading on the giallo citing such films as Murder to the Tune of Seven Black NotesDeep Red, and A Lizard in a Woman's Skin.


10/26:

- Tim Brayton, curator of one of the finest blogs in all of the 'sphere, tackles a Sergio Martino's Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, which is surely one of the most gloriously long-winded titles in the history of a subgenre that is filled with gloriously long-winded titles.

- Bryce Wilson writes about Fulci's final film (produced by Joe D'Amato, no less!) Door Into Silence. I'd also like to plug Bryce's E-book Son of Danes MacabreI've read the first couple of pages (which you can read, too, by clicking on that link), and Bryce's work is great as usual. I mean, if you've read his blog, Things That Don't Suck, then you know that this is totally worth the $2.99. Check it out.

- Barry P. of Cinematic Catharsis writes about Lamberto Bava's Demons


10/25:

- Oh man do we have a couple of good ones to start your day off with: first, The Film Connoisseur contributes for the third year with a look at so-bad-it's-good Mattei/Fragasso zombie classic, Hell of the Living Dead.

- Second post for the morning is from Peter Nellhaus, author of one of my favorite blogs Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, who once again has been kind enough to contribute something to the blogathon. This year he covers the wacky Autoposy.

- James R. of the Cameraman's Revenge blog is back with another contribution; this time he takes a look at the wonderfully titled The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave.


10/24:

- Malte Ringer chimes in with a great take on one of my favorite, underrated, giallo/slasher hybrids, Torso.

- James R. offers up his succinct and salient take on the seminal Blood and Black Lace.

- Neil Fulwood is the first to submit something with his take on Lenzi's exuberantly titled Eaten Alive! 

- Not official entries into the blogathon, but a great way to kick of the links. Yum-Yum, author of one of my favorite blogs The House of Self Indulgence, gave me permission to link to a bunch of their entries, and boy do they have a plethora of Italian horror reviews. In just the past month or so, they've covered: Lenzi's Eaten Alive!Deodato's Jungle Holocaust, and Soavi's Deliria and The Church. There is a ton more Italian goodness to be mined at that fine blog. Check it out.

43 comments

  1. Proud to be a part of this blogathon for the third year running. My review of Umberto Lenzi's deeply unpleasant 'Eaten Alive!' (you gotta love the exclamation mark) is now online:
    http://misterneil.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-italian-horror-blogathon-eaten-alive.html

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    1. Thanks, Neil! Based on your hints yesterday, I was thinking you were either doing Cannibal Holocaust or Fulci's New York Ripper. I suppose a Lenzi is just as, ahem, "good." Most cannibal stuff is pretty unpleasant, and you're a brave soul for roughing it through this one. And, yes, I love the exuberance of Lenzi's title. It sounds even better in Italian: Mangiati vivi!

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    2. Someone needs to open an Italian restaurant named Mangiati Vivi!

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  2. Hey Kevin, proud to participate. Here's my take on Sergio Martino's Torso.

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  3. We must be on a similar vibe or something, cos I also kicked off last night with Blood and Black Lace:
    http://james1511.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/blood-and-black-lace-1964/

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  4. My recent review for Hell of the Living Dead:

    http://www.filmconnoisseur.blogspot.com/2012/10/hell-of-living-dead-1980.html

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  5. Here's another one for you:
    http://james1511.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/the-night-evelyn-came-out-of-the-grave-1971/

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  6. Thanks, everyone, for the great entries so far! Everything should be up-to-date on the links page. Looking forward to more!

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  7. Happy to take part in this year's blogathon! Here's my post:

    http://cinematiccatharsis.blogspot.com/2012/10/demons-aka-demoni.html


    (Sorry about the weird color of the hyperlinks. Blogger wasn't being nice to me.)

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    1. Thanks, Barry. I appreciate the contribution!

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  8. Should have mine up by the end of the weekend, Kevin! Thanks for your patience!

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  9. As promised...
    http://james1511.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/stagefright-1987/
    http://james1511.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/the-church-1989/

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    1. Awesome. Thank you for your enthusiasm for this. I really appreciate it.

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  10. A little bit about a few gialli: http://typecast.qwriting.org/2012/10/27/what-is-the-giallo-about/

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    1. Thanks, Kevin! I love your blog, by the way.

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  11. Another contribution: I finally watched and reviewed Deep Red.

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    1. Thanks for a second entry! I look forward to reading this one tonight.

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  12. Hey, this is great stuff. I've been reviewing Argento's post-Opera films and plan on making it all the way to Giallo... they're all at dollartheatermassacre.com

    Your Italian horror primer is incredible, by the way. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Eric! Your links should be up there now.

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    2. Great - thanks! Also, thanks for the second plug.

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  13. Sorry for the delay, Kevin...will have my review up by Halloween at the very latest!

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    1. No problem, Jeff. I look forward to your entry.

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  14. The first of three reviews today. Hopefully- maybe one of them will spill over till tomorrow? But I'm gunning for a trio today.

    http://antagonie.blogspot.com/2012/10/italian-horror-first-mother.html

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    1. Thanks, Tim. The links page should be updated now. I may not get to your next entries until tomorrow morning. We'll see how I feel after work tonight...but I have a movie and a post to get done before the morning, so I may just update everything in the morning. Thanks for continuing to participate in and plug this thing!

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    2. And here's the next one, spectacularly late.

      http://antagonie.blogspot.com/2012/10/italian-horror-second-mother.html

      The third one as early tomorrow as I can possibly manage it.

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    3. Thanks, Tim. Just now getting to these, but the links are now updated.

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    5. And now it's here:

      http://antagonie.blogspot.com/2012/10/italian-horror-third-mother.html

      Been having internet problems all day, which is why this came in so late - I promise it is not nearly insightful enough a review to justify spending a whole day on it.

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  15. Hey, it's me, your most problematic blogathon contributor. You know how I was scheduled to blog about Orgasmo last year but my copy lost audio? This year is even better - My blog went tits up Monday night and when that was fixed Tuesday morning, my computer decided to die.

    But I really just wanted to declare that, as god is my witness, I am blogging about Orgasmo, even if it's too late to be officially in the blogathon. And also, sorry, I apparently really suck at this.

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    1. Don't worry about it, Stacia, you can submit it whenever you'd like. Sorry about all of the blog troubles. Don't pressure yourself too much to get it in by tonight. I'll make sure I link to it whenever you decide to post it. Thanks for your continued enthusiasm for this project. I appreciate it!

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  16. One more from me (cos it's still October 31st where I am for a few more minutes):
    http://james1511.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/the-reincarnation-of-isobel-1973/

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    1. Thanks, James! I haven't even heard of this one before, so I can't wait to read this. Thanks for all of your contributions to the blogathon. I appreciate it!

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  17. OK, Kevin, here you go:

    http://thestalkingmoon.weebly.com/5/post/2012/10/phenomena-1985.html

    Sorry it took so long! Thanks again!

    Jeff

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    1. Thanks, Jeff! Links have been updated. I look forward to reading your piece. Thanks for the contribution.

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  18. Huff! Puff! Huff! I've got this one for you on I Tre Volti della Paura, Kevin, just dodging the axe on this one, although it's technically post-Halloween for me now:

    http://www.ferdyonfilms.com/2012/i-tre-volti-della-paura-aka-the-three-faces-of-fear-black-sabbath-1963/16395/



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    1. Thanks, Rod, for contributing this year. I love that particular Bava, and I can't wait to read it. Links should be updated now with your link. Thanks again, Rod!

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  19. Oops -- didn't have time to get that VIRUS post written...but the YouTube video still stands, so go ahead and give everyone a link to that for a laugh...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIRwiHQp7B8

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    1. Mattei and Fragasso just seem to get the best of you...two years in a row they've defeated you! Hehe. I'll post this oh-so glorious link. Thanks.

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  20. Thanks, Neil! Depending on your clues last night, I was considering you were either doing Cannibal Holocaust or Fulci's New You are able to Ripper. I think a Lenzi is just as, ahem, "good."

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