After celebrating the endlessly innovative Lucio Fulci in 2019's Fulci for Fake, director Simone Scafidi shines a spotlight on another legendary Italian filmmaker in his new documentary, Dario Argento Panico. Featuring insightful interviews with Dario Argento, his family and friends, as well as renowned filmmakers who have been influenced by the Master of Horror (including Guillermo Del Toro, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Gaspar Noè), Dario Argento Panico is now streaming on Shudder, and we had the great pleasure of speaking with Simone in a new video interview!

Below, you can watch our full video interview with Simone (as well as the trailer for Dario Argento Panico), and if you live around New York City, it's worth noting that Shudder and the IFC Center have teamed up for "Panic Attacks: The Films of Dario Argento," screening through February 8th at the IFC Center.

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.