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
My favorite Argento film. The synth soundtrack gives a lot of extra points along with the mood and dreamlike atmosphere that works especially well in the mysterious flashback sequences with the woman in the red shoes. the Ace scene is definitely the most standout moment of the film. the story here is phenomenal for a giallo film. i noticed some people in the other reviews dont get the film and i think its because theyre used to films that follow a more modern streamlined conventional structure so for them to watch a 70s/80s giallo film is jarring.
Exactly what it is, Giallo Horror.
Great Giallo, batman!
One of Argento’s best, in my opinion. Love the music score, too.
This movie has everything. Razor blades. Vicious attack dogs. A disco-inspired score. It's wild, and I love it.