All the Colors of the Dark
Directed by Sergio Martino
The luscious Edwige Fenech gives the performance of her career as a woman tormented by visions of Satanic violence, hallucinatory horror and psychosexual insanity.
A woman is tormented by visions of Satanic violence, hallucinatory horror and psychosexual insanity.
Cast: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov
this is now my favorite movie on shudder....love it!
My least favorite horror tropes are demonic possession and the cult/coven of witches, satanists, druggies, etc. The problem with these tropes is they always seem silly. Still, this is a pretty good horror movie even though it has a bunch of silly cult stuff. Me personally, as soon as I walk into a room full of people wearing robes, I'm wondering, where the hell do you go to buy a cult robe? And I'm wondering that on my way out the door, because no way am I sticking around to see what passes for fun for these weirdos. I don't understand how any breathing human could get sucked into a cult and this kind of nonsense doesn't shed any light on it for me. But I still really liked aspects of this movie, in places it has a dreamy psychedelic feel that reminded me of Suspiria (the original, not the polished turd reboot). Might have been better with either a darker ending or at least some lingering uncertainty, the ending takes it out of the true horror genre imho. All that being said, slightly above average, I would definitely like to check out more from this director.
Great twists in the final act of the movie to the point you can’t tell what’s real or not anymore. On the other hand though it’s quite dated.
Ate an edible and watched this movie knowing nothing going in: great decision. Sexy, art house intellectual thriller. Shades of Don’t Look Now, A Woman Under The Influence and Rosemary’s Baby. Score is vintage Italian Giallo style.
Engaging story that’s fun to figure out and read about afterwards. Tense moments, plenty of cult madness, and well shot