The Fellini of Horror
Whilst Britain has Hammer horror, Italy, not to be outdone, has the lurid, surrealist and outright bonkers world of Giallo cinema, the undoubted high priest of which is Dario Argento. Born in Rome in 1940, Argento is widely celebrated as a prime influencer of the modern day slasher film, with many notable directors, including John Carpenter, citing titles like Suspiria and Deep Red as having informed their own film making. Thirsty for blood? Check out our list of other great Italian gothic horror movies here, and if you ever find yourself in Rome, hunt down Dario's horror memorabilia shop/museum, Pronfondo Rosso, we dare you to venture into the basement.
Don't have nightmares.