Directed by Dario Argento
Horror novelist Peter Neal (Tony Franciosa) arrives in Rome for a book tour just as a series of brutal murders begin. When Peter learns the killer is a superfan inspired by his gruesome novels, he decides to solve the crimes. As the slasher’s blade continues its bloodthirsty business, Neal realizes he must dive deep into his memories if he wants to catch the killer. After a scary experience being menaced by a real-life obsessed fan, Dario Argento poured his fears into this visually stunning return to form, loading TENEBRE with some of the most gorgeous and horrific murders in all the director’s oeuvre.
A razor-wielding psycho stalks a horror writer in one of Dario Argento's most celebrated gialli.
Cast: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, John Saxon
One of the upper tier Argento movies imo.
Ok movie, not amazing. Everyone blows argento
Once again, the best thing about this movie is the visuals. The deaths are the stars of this movie, not the actual characters necessarily. The dialogue, plot, and characters are all quite forgettable and boring. The visuals are what it's all about. The blood, the shiny objects, the leather gloves, the zooms, pans, fades, and transitions are what carry these giallo films for me, not the very boring and slow plot. Nice to see yet another appearance of the guy from Nightmare on Elm Street in a giallo film.
I thought it was fun but a bit too silly and over the top for my liking. Still pretty good overall.
really good crime/slasher/thriller!