We are delighted to offer Profondo Mondo’s ‘Three Mothers’ for sale. Featuring design and art from Ash Loydon and David Read, it features ruminations and thoughts, part comic, part scrapbook, from the world of Suspiria, Inferno, Thomas De Quincey and even Fritz Leiber’s Our Lady of Darkness.
A5 24 Pages.
Please allow 5 days for shipping.
I remember vividly the first time I ever saw Suspiria….it was New Years Eve 1983, sandwiched in between MegaForce and It’s Alive, my friend Jamie and I had decided on a terrific trio of top movies to see in 1984 and, after scouring the pages of Starburst fo ideas settle on the three mentioned above
And whilst to a ‘mature’ film fan (OK ‘enthusiast’) of 13 years MegaForce failed to live up to the action and adventure of a lifetime tagline (giving us instead Barry Bostwick in an obscenely tight lycra jumpsuit and Persis Khambatta dolled up like a pound shop Amelia Earhart) and the bloodsoaked baby brutality promised by Larry Cohen ended up being much talkier and solemn than the box led us to believe, Suspiria actually delivered.
Tho’ what at the time I had no idea, drunk as I was on its heady mix of garishily lit sets, ear-splittingly loud music (I knew Goblin from Dawn Of The Dead but my word I didn’t know they could sound like this), non-linear plotting and strangely delivered dialogue.
Equally terrified, intrigued and excited the only thing I was sure of was that I wanted more.
Scratch that, I wanted to be part of that mad, bad and dangerous to know (and dance in) world.
Jump forward 35 years and I’ve finally managed it albeit in a small and totally non-canon way (but hell if it’s good enough for Luigi Cozzi and his De Profundis movie it’s good enough for me) with the release of The Three Mothers, a blood soaked love letter not only to the film that cemented my love of Italian horror but to it’s writer the wonderful mistress of the macabre herself, Daria Nicolodi.
Part homage, part history, part wild conjecture – The Three Mothers looks to the world outside the films for its inspiration where De Quincey’s Levana And Our Ladies Of Sorrow was written as a very real warning to the curious, Verdi’s Va Pensiero fortold terrors yet to come and famed occulist Éliphas Lévi was the secret archivist of The sisters terrible secrets.
Read it, examine it and search for clues, there are more things lurking in the panels than you think but more importantly enjoy!
Freiburg im Breisgau,