In much the same way that House of the Devil was an underground sensation in 2009, I expect that the Belgian film Amer will be one of the arthouse talking points of 2010. Like House of the Devil, Amer has a stylish throwback poster and revels in a bygone filmmaking style. This time, the style is giallo — the atmospheric thriller mode popularized by filmmakers like Dario Argento.

In this case, filmmakers Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet seem to be taking their exhumation of the giallo further than Ti West did when he attacked the early ’80s horror film, and after seeing this teaser I’m dying to know if the experiment actually works. Read More »