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Italian horror stands as something of a contradiction, ignored by the masses, yet adored by horror fanatics.
It's loved by horror fans for the same perceived flaws that causes mainstream audience to reject them. Their reliance on striking colorful images, disjointed (sometimes intentionally) illogical plots, and most of all shocking sex and violence.
Like all countries, Italy’s horror cinema evolved along with the society that created it, and between Riccardo Freda's Black Sunday, Dario Argento's Suspiria and Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, Italy has produced some of the wildest, most shocking, most original films horror had to offer.
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