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First trailer and poster emerge for Dario Argento’s latest feature “BLACK GLASSES”

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | Uncategorized


The Italian maestro’s latest is fest-premiering and releasing in Italy this month.

OCCHIALI NERI (BLACK GLASSES), which sees Dario Argento return to the giallo genre, is based on a script he wrote back in 2002 with regular collaborator Franco Ferrini. It was to be produced by the Cecchi Gori company, but then they went bankrupt, and the screenplay is now credited to Argento, Ferrini and Carlo Lucarelli. Ilenia Pastorelli, Xinyu Zhang, Asia Argento, Maria Rosaria Russo, Guglielmo Favilla, Paola Sambo, Andrea Gherpelli, Tiffany Zhou, Gennaro Iaccarino, Gianluca Gugliarelli, Gladys Robles, Cristiano Simone Iannone, Mario Scerbo and Ivan Alovisio star.

The film has several world-premiere screenings beginning this Friday, February 11 at Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, which offers the following synopsis: “In an almost deserted, summery Rome in the midst of a hypnotic solar eclipse, a mysterious serial killer starts targeting high-end prostitutes. Diana [Pastorelli] is one of them. In a desperate attempt to escape him, she becomes the victim of a serious car accident that leaves her blind. After a long period of rehabilitation, Diana learns that the only other survivor of the crash is a now-orphaned child of Chinese descent named Chin [Zhang], and she decides to take care of him. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, the two connect via a special bond that allows them to defend themselves from the serial killer’s thirst for revenge.” OCCHIALI NERI then opens commercially in Italy on February 24.


Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).