18 June 2024
Tenebre (1982)
101 min.
Directed by Dario Argento.
With Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, Guiliano Gemma, Veronica Lario, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo.
Along with Deep Red (1975) and Suspiria (1977), this superb giallo/slasher must rank near the top of Argento's output.

Fiction novelist Peter Neal (Franciosa) makes the rounds promoting his latest book Tenebrae, a lurid little piece detailing a killer with a razor.

But questions abound when a mysterious psycho begins to stalk those around Peter...killing them in gruesome fashion.

Could the madman be a demented fan? Or someone protesting Peter's work?

Excellent death sequences from Argento include the double lesbian murder and the grisly Veronica Lario axe chopping.

The persuasive mystery is given further life by Goblin's energetic score. And that scream of an ending...!

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