January Giallo

For the last several months, I’ve been honored to be part of the podcast Kicking the Seat, hosted by Ian Simmons, which he has been going through a bunch giallo films and discussing them with myself, as well as Dr. AC aka Aaron Christensen, and Bryan Martinez from The Giallo Room. The episodes are called Accademia Giallo and we’ve covered a wide range of titles from some familiar ones and some more obscure titles, so if you’re a fan, or want to learn more about this sub-genre, check these out.

I’ve always been a big fan of these films, because of the stories, the violence, and usually some amazing camera work and music that, as a younger fan, wasn’t not familiar with. So, when I read the below news a couple of days ago, I was more than a wee bit excited.

Starting at some point in January, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, Boston, MA, or in Chicago, then you’ll have the chance to see some classic giallo films in the theater, with January Giallo! Cinematic Void are the people behind this series and will be bringing these films at the American Cinematheque’s Los Feliz 3 locations in Los Angeles, at the Coolidge After Midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, MA, as well as The Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL. They haven’t announced the schedule just yet, but they have given us a few tidbits.

In the LA and Boston location, they will be screening the Creepers edited version of Dario Argento’s Phenomena, while at Chicago’s Music Box, they will be screening Argento’s Trauma (1993), from Vinegar Syndrome’s recent restoration. Cinematic Void stated they will also be screening a Technicolor 35mm Italian language print of Francesco Barilli’s The Perfume of the Lady in Black, starring Mimsy Farmer. They also promise some “signature films from Mario Bava, Sergio Martino, and Umberto Lenzi.”

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