Dario Argento: Fear – My Autobiography review

While many of us are fascinated and enthralled by the work of Dario Argento, some many not know much about the Italian filmmaker – until now.

This autobiography takes us right back to the start of Argento’s life, through his time as a journalist right up until his hot streak in the 1970s and 80s and beyond.

Argento is in a reflective mood, discussing the inspirations behind works such as Suspiria, Tenebrae, Four Flies on Grey Velvet.

We also get the offbeat details of how he created incredible sequences in Phenomena, Inferno and Opera, including killer monkeys and using real rats

Argento also gives us insight into his working relationship with Daria Nicolodi plus involving his daughter Asia, who has starred in a number of his films.

At a brisk 279 pages, Argento and horror fans alike will fly through with short chapters covering so much of his iconic work. Now, I’m just off to watch some classic Dario…

Dario Argento: Fear – My Autobiography is available now from Fab Press.

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