Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Friedkin On Argento


William Friedkin has contributed a list of his favorite horror films to EW. I was pleased to see several favorites on there, including Argento's DEEP RED and SUSPIRIA.
Here are some of Friedkin's generous comments towards Argento. Visit this link if you'd like to read the rest of his comments, and see his complete list. It is great to see one of my favorite American director's speaking so highly of Argento.

"These two films are just finally tuned machines to scare the hell out of you. And they do. They are the classic blood-spattered slasher films that have been imitated, copied, and remade without credit. They're strictly in the realm of fantasy, but Argento, being the great living master of horror, is so talented that they'll scare anyone who sees them.''

4 comments:

Rogue Spy 007 said...

It great to see Freidkin mention Argento on his list. Those are a couple of great films. Dario Argento is a legendary horror genius. It's nice to see another filmmaker give him some respect.

Jeremy Richey said...

I agree Keith...it was great to see Hurricane Billy salute the maestro...

Michelle said...

Fantastic to see such a positive recognition of my all-time favourite horror film (PROFONDO ROSSO)!!

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Michelle,
I was really thrilled to hear Friedkin making such positive remarks about Dario...PROFONDO ROSSO is one of my favorites as well...