Dark Glasses Headed to Shudder This Fall

Yesterday, we posted the thrilling new trailer for Dario Argento‘s return to Giallo film, Dark Glasses. Today, we’re happy to share even better news. This fall, Shudder subscribers in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to see Dark Glasses exclusively through the streaming platform. The news comes just ahead of the film’s premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

A Shadowy figure holds a glistening knife in Dark Glasses

Dark Glasses is the first film by Dario Argento in ten years and a return to form for the director responsible for some of the biggest names in the Giallo subgenre. Argento’s reputation has grown synonymous with Giallo and has earned his place as one of the great masters of horror. Shudder general manager, Craig Engler, had this to say about the acquisition:

Argento is an undisputed master of the genre, responsible for some of the greatest horror films ever made. There are few words I’ve been more excited to say than these: ‘Shudder will be the home of Dario Argento’s new film.’ We are beyond thrilled to bring Dark Glasses to our members around the world.

The story of Dark Glasses concerns a sex worker named Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli) who loses her sight following a horrific run-in with a vicious serial killer. She befriends a child, Chin (Andrea Zhang), who has lost his mother at the hands of the same deranged psychopath. When Diana becomes aware that their ordeal with the killer may not be finished, she and her friends must try to survive the wrath of the obsessed maniac who intends for Diana to be another victim and not a sole survivor.

There is no set date for Dark Glasses‘ release on Shudder. The only word being used is fall. However, it’s not hard to guess that Shudder will save this one for around Halloween because, from the look of things, this one has a lot of gruesome, gory sequences that horror fans will want to flock to see. I’m still holding out hope for a limited US theatrical run. Hopefully, Giallo fans will get to see this one in the theater somehow.

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Written by Sean Parker

Living just outside of Boston, Sean has always been facinated by what horror can tell us about contemporary society. He started writing music reviews for a local newspaper in his twenties and found a love for the art of thematic and symbolic analysis. Sean joined Horror Obsessive at it's inception, and is currently the site's Creative Director. He produces and edits the weekly Horror Obsessive podcast for the site as well as his interviews with guests. He has recently started his foray into feature film production as well, his credits include Alice Maio Mackay's Bad Girl Boogey, Michelle Iannantuono's Livescreamers, and Ricky Glore's upcoming Troma picture, Sweet Meats.

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