Sean Keller, screenwriter of Dario Argento’s Giallo on Murderland part 1:h8

Posted: April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

If you like your films gory, beautiful and offputting, with a touch of class and the kind of childish malice that made Hitchcock’s movies fun, Dario Argento’s movies are probably for you. From the psychedelia of Suspiria to the psychodrama of Tenebre, Argento is a true master of Italian horror. Screenwriter Sean Keller got the honor of working with the man often dubbed “The Italian Hitchcock” on Giallo, Argento’s recent metagiallo starring Adrien Brody. And I got the honor of having Sean Keller whom I knew through the forum read Murderland part 1: h8. Part of  what he said is posted on Amazon, but alas, I was unable to share the whole blurb. But here, for you, I have Sean Keller’s sentiments on Murderland part 1: h8:

“It is easy to toss words like ‘subversive’ and ‘satirical’ around when reviewing this book, but that is the view of one too terrified to confront the fact that Murderland is practically upon us and more true than false. Cook’s seductive prose dares us to bathe in the blood of his charcters’ murderous lunacy, while indicting us for fetishizing and loving it. In protagonist, Jeremy Jenkins, we find a patron saint of the paranoid; a bastard child of Burgess and Swift whose self-righteousness is eclipsed only by his self-delusion and self-destruction.

It is one thing to create a world. It is another thing to make it real. Cook’s impressive and highly ambitious novel does this admirably while reminding us that the darkest thing lurking in the shadows in the human heart.”      
I am immensely honored to be able to share this. If you want to see what Keller and Argento created together, you can get Giallo here:
And if you want to see what Keller was talking about, click on Murderland part 1:h8 in the “Books” section above and you can find out more. And then to complete the factfinding mission, you could buy the book too.

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