Dario Argento

  • Born: (Rome, Lazio, Italy)

Dario Argento is an Italian film director, producer, film critic and screenwriter. His influential work in the horror film genre during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo has led him to being referred to as the "Master of the Thrill" and the "Master of Horror".

His films as director include the "Animal Trilogy", consisting of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971); the "Three Mothers" trilogy, consisting of Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007); and the standalone films Deep Red (1975), Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985), and Opera (1987). He also co-wrote the screenplay for Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and served as George A. Romero's script consultant on Dawn of the Dead (1978), of which he also composed the soundtrack with his long-time collaborators Goblin.

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