31 Days of Horror: The posters of Dario Argento


Suspiria (1977)

A subgenre defined by its colorful aesthetic and stylized brutality, the Italian “giallo” films of the 1970s prefigured the American wave of slasher flicks that arrived the following decade.

The term “giallo” (which translate to “yellow”) comes from Italy’s pulp novels, which were identifiable by their yellow covers. Below is a collection of posters from Dario Argento – one of the masters of the “giallo” – and the artwork shares the same lurid allure as the yellow-tinged book covers that inspired them. (continue reading)

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