Paganini Horror (1989) (2-Disc Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Paganini Horror (1989) (2-Disc Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Paganini Horror (1989) (2-Disc Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Paganini Horror (1989) (2-Disc Limited Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Luigi Cozzi
STARRING: Daria Nicolodi, Jasmine Maimone, Pascal Persiano

From producer Fabrizio De Angelis (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND, KILLER CROCODILE), writer/director Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION, STARCRASH) and co-writer/star Daria Nicolodi (DEEP RED, TENEBRAE) comes one of the most hard-to-find shockers from Italian Horror’s greatest decade: When an all-girl rock band records an unpublished song by Niccolò Paganini – the 19th Century composer said to have sold his soul to the Devil – they will unleash a skintight spandex nightmare of extreme violins, cheesy power ballads, SUSPIRIA-influenced lighting and outlandish Satanic havoc that QuietCool calls “serious fun…it drips with as much love as it does with blood and gore.” Jasmine Maimone (DEMONS), Pascal Perciano (VOICES FROM BEYOND) and the legendary Donald Pleasence (HALLOWEEN, NOSFERATU IN VENICE) co-star in this “kooky, stylish and definitely recommended flick” (, now transferred in 2k from the original negative.

Paganini Horror is a rock-n-roll horror movie with a very Italian twist! So you get music, gore, and some very strange things going on. The movie opens with a little girl killing her mother before we move on to an all-girl rock band who is in need of a new hit. With this being the case the band and crew go to a woman’s big fancy (and probably haunted) house to shoot a video and that is where the blood starts to flow. The killer in question is pretty cool looking. He reminds me of some sorta live-action version of Blade from the Puppet Master movies but it works. The weird tone and overall Italian flavor of this one are what sells it for me. It might just appeal to those who love these types of weird horror movies, but as a lover of both blood and weird movies, this one did a lot for me.

The movie has an almost dream-like vibe for it as we watch our cast of mostly pretty hot women stumble and bumble around in the middle of the bloodshed and chaos. One of which is a person you will remember from a number of Italian horror movies but mostly Dario Argento movies, Daria Nicolodi. Director Luigi Cozzi has done other cool movies like the Hercules ones of the ’80s, Star Crash, and Contamination. So if you loved those or was at least amused by them, I don’t see why you won’t feel the same way about this one. The only real sin this one commits is casting the great Donald Pleasence and then dubbing over his nice. It also comes with the CD soundtrack just in case you can’t get enough of the tunes from the movie.


– Play It Again Paganini: Interview with Director Luigi Cozzi
– The Devil’s Music: Interview with Actor Pietro Genuardi
– Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
– Trailer
– BONUS: CD Soundtrack


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