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TRACKS OF MY TEARS

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in Filmmaking
on Sep 2, 2007


Okay, here’s a link to an Ain’t It Cool News report that links to the trailer of a film I’m really excited about seeing in Toronto: Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears, the conclusion of the trilogy that began with the brilliant Suspira and Inferno. The early word on the film, which stars Asia Argento, Udo Kier, Daria Nicolodi, among others, is good.

For those who don’t know the first film in the series (and since the Mother of Tears trailer is not able to be embedded), here, below, is the charmingly old school U.S. trailer for <Suspira. I first saw this horror masterpiece when I was in my 20s, and mostly I got off on the nightmare logic of its story but also its incredible design, use of color, the hyper-saturated film stock, and the overcranked Goblin score. But check out the comments on the YouTube page — this moive scared people. The comment thread is full of people who were terrified by this trailer as children and are now seeking it out for some kind of mid-life catharsis.

craybeeo6 posts:

i was 6 when i saw this on tv and i was also alone (parents both worked, had to fend for myself alot). all i remember is that i went running and screaming down the stairs and out of the house to my friend’s house a couple of house down. i thought that skeleton head lady was after me. it’s one of my most vivid childhood memories and this is the first time i’ve seen the trailer since then.

grazatt is less nostalgic, however:

This traumitized me when I was 4 years old.I would like to find the pig’s asshole who designed this trailer and thought it was a good idea to put it on network tv. I would like to kick him in the balls over and over until he pukes!!!

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