Monday, 1 March 2010

Argento book update

March looks set to be a pretty ‘Yellow’ month at Behind the Couch.

In the run up to the 25th March and the publication of my book on the films of Dario Argento, (a book that has been forthcoming and forthcoming and indeed, forthcoming again for some time now!), I thought it would be mighty appropriate to have a look back at a few Italian giallo films – and Italian horror in general - in celebration of the stylish and ultra-violent sub-genre that was popularised by Argento in the Seventies and Eighties.

In the meantime why not swing by here and get yourself in the mood by generating your very own gialli titles and plot synopses with a DIY Giallo Generator kit.

It is Behind the Couch approved and will guarantee fun times for all.

13 comments:

The Film Connoisseur said...

Congratulations on your forthcoming book, cant wait to read the chapter on his Phantom of the Opera!

Matthew Coniam said...

March 25th, you say?
Yeah, yeah. We believe you.

(Just joshing. Can't wait to get me mits on it.)

James said...

Thanks Film Connoisseur. Hope it is worth the wait. Phantom of the Opera, eh? Interesting...

Matthew - Hehe. Indeed! Well, I've got my fingers crossed. If the date is changed again I'll just post the bloody thing on here! ;o)

The Headless Werewolf said...

I preordered your book today along with the new edition of Maitland McDonagh's Argento study. Looking forward to both of them!

Matt-suzaka said...

Mine is all preordered and waiting for release. I still want a signed one though!

Emily said...

Congrats and good luck! I need to get my bum to Amazon stat!

James said...

Headless - I can't wait to get my hands on Ms McDonagh's new edition too. Stay tuned for more from her...

Matt - you bet!

Emily - Thank you kindly. ;o)

Neil Fulwood said...

Looking forward to reading the book.

Thanks for the link to the random giallo generator ... it's provided me with plenty of entertainment during an otherwise dull afternoon at work.

Shaun Anderson said...

Looking forward to this James, and when I get around too obtaining it, I'll doubtless pen a review...I hope there is no chapter on Phantom of the Opera, no mention of it all would suit me :-)

James said...

Neil - the giallo generator is most enlivening, isn't it! Glad to have brought some colour (mainly blood red) into a dull afternoon.

Shaun - Ahhh. Phantom of the Opera. Someone else also expressed an interest in that! I may have referred to it as 'Carry On Argento'. NOT my favourite Argento film. Naturally!

Carl (ILHM) said...

The countdown begins James!! If only we could throw a release party for you =D

James said...

Very kind of you Carl - maybe it is for the best you can't though - I'd only drink all your wine and say mean things about Fulci... ;o)

craigjamessmith said...

I'm really looking forward to buying a copy James. I wish you all the best for the release!