There, now that I have your attention, I have to explain that I am not "trolling" or flaming or stirring the pot or taunting the canniballistic natives... I just want to try to get a little better understanding of how someone who makes a film like Zombi2 can be as revered as Lucio Fulci is. Or how Dario Argento is a "master of horror" because of a film like Susperia or Inferno. now, I will admit that these films have some TRULY striking imagery... like the basement underwater scene from Inferno or the the wife-buffet at the doctor's house in Zombi 2. These images were carefully crafted and remain memorable 10 years after a single viewing and hundreds of hours of me watching other films since. That is very impressive. But then you have incredibly dull, plodding or even senseless "story" telling... it's way into style-over-substance territory most of the time and truly tries one's patience. I try to enjoy Susperia, I really do, but I have sat through it a half dozen times, by myself mind you, trying to find what it is I think I must have missed in the previous viewing. To tell the truth, I am still looking. I can overlook the horrendous dubbing that results from getting europeans to phonetically speak their english lines and then recording american voices over them. I can overlook the hammy acting that induces far too many winces for all the wrong reasons. I think Fulci's intention was that I should be frightened and on the edge my seat when the girl in Zombi2 gets her tracheotomy via the conquistador zombie, but I can't be because I just keep wondering why, when she knows that something just reached up out of the ground to grab her hair, does she not take a few steps away from the area while the thing gets up from it's 10" deep grave...) The fact that simple storytelling techniques elude someone who has been doing that for 20 years already is completely annoying sometimes! So PLEASE enlighten me. you guys are all so often in awe of these movies and I just want to try and understand.