A great Dario Argento movie !
Outside of Italy, not many Dario Argento fans seems to like this
movie... Why not ? One answer is that a lot of particular Dario Argento
fans compare his latest movies with former ones. Former ones from the
seventies and eighties which is an era that no longer exists nowadays.
Its the same thing when comparing Hitchcock movies from the forties and
fifties with Hitchcock movies from the sixties and seventies... (only
to give ONE example). Directors progress (at least when they are
talented) and they make their movies in different ways as the years go
by, adjusting to new ways of storytelling, new techniques and new FX
(or CGI)... If we have to believe David Lynch: the days of shooting
movies on pellicule are over, nowadays shooting straight on DV is the
thing to do. Maybe he is right or not (and he probably IS), but the
point is: things and techniques changes... Nobody wants to see a NEW
movie anymore shot in the ways it was shot in the earlier years (unless
they are fans of those earlier years movies and those are mostly
nostalgics...). Besides from all that: I think La Terza Madre is a
strong and powerful horror-flick and watching it pleased me very well.
Maybe Asia Argento was not the best choice for a leading actress (in
ANY movie) but she is daddy's daughter, so what can one say about
it...? To my opinion, Dario Argento is still there among the greatest
in the genre (which can not be said about most of the still living and
active horror movie makers, whether they are European or American...).
I rate La Terza Madre 9/10 just because its a great horror movie... it
can please the fanatic Dario Argento fans as well as a modern audience
which barely know what exactly Dario Argento-movies were like before...
The Master delivers once again
don't you ever get that feeling that you're on the verge of overdose on
the bad or even the ''not so bad'' or even the ''watchable'' horror
movies these days, and your spirit is aching for the real thing? Here's
the recipe: you just have to look for the Master: Dario Argento, and: