[Review] DARIO ARGENTO PANICO (2024, SHUDDER) Brilliant Documentary About The Legendary Giallo Director

The Grue-Crew review DARIO ARGENTO PANICO (2024, SHUDDER) on Gruesome Magazine episode 509. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!


In the secluded ambiance of hotel rooms, Dario Argento crafted his greatest cinematic creations, seeking solace from the outside world to delve into his nightmares. Now, he finds himself in a hotel room to return to the very setting that ignited his creative fervor to conclude his latest script and participate in an intimate interview, all while being followed by a film crew documenting his life for a movie about his illustrious career.

  • Available Streaming on SHUDDER Beginning on February 2, 2024
  • Directed by: Simone Scafidi
  • Written by: Simone Scafidi, Manlio Gomarasca, Giada Mazzoleni
  • Cast: Dario Argento, Fiore Argento, Asia Argento, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Guillermo del Toro, Cristina Marsillach , Gaspar Noé, Claudio Simonetti, Michele Soavi, Nicolas Winding Refn, Lamberto Bava


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.