Brisbane Festival and QAGOMA’S Australian Cinémathèque present

Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror


8 Sept - 1 Oct |


Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery Of Modern Art (AUS)

Across the three weeks of Brisbane Festival, GOMA will screen a special film series aligning with our live concert and screening of the great giallo film Suspiria at The Tivoli.

Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror explores the works of the three main auteurs of the Italian giallo film genre: Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, and Dario Argento.

The genre first emerged in the 1960s and was popularised by these three directors as highly stylised and gruesome thrillers that took horror cinema to new and often outrageous extremes. Through the 1970s, the style became more pronounced with innovative cinematography, convoluted scenes of death and mayhem, and an intense psychosexual edge that led to one of the most alluring forms of European horror.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity see the best of Bava, Fulci and Argento on the big screen, from Bava’s gothic bone-chiller Black Sunday (1960), to gory descendants of the genre in films such as Fulci’s Zombi 2 (1979), and Argento’s masterpieces Deep Red (1975) and Suspiria (1977).

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Films in this program are rated R18+. Please see specific classification guidance at



8 Sept - 1 Oct - Various times

Adult - $10

Concession - $8

QAGOMA Member - $7

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