The Cat O'Nine Tails

The Cat O'Nine Tails

Directed by Dario Argento

In Dario Argento’s fearsome follow-up to THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, a blind man (Karl Malden) and a reporter (James Franciscus) investigate a series of slayings connected to a secret genetic facility. The sleuths quickly narrow it down to nine suspects, including the institute head’s beautiful daughter. But each time they get close to solving the crimes, the killer strikes again. Argento trademarks abound here, including stylized use of color during murder scenes, extreme eyeball closeups, and a Hitchcockian finale on a roof that echoes NORTH BY NORTHWEST. Contains violence and gore.

Two men investigate a series of slayings connected to a secret genetic facility.

Cast: Karl Malden, James Cranciscus, Catherine Spaak

Member Reviews

Really good, stylishly directed murder mystery. It was a little slow in parts, but it keeps you guessing until the end.

PhilipB
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10 days ago

Boring, hard to keep wanting to watch. Ending is super sad. No thanks

tinycakes420
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a month ago

wonderful spot of classic 70s horror. what a soundtrack. would love more Giallo on Shudder.

babbers
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2 months ago

kind of wish 4 flies was on here as well but this film is still a great introduction to argentos style.

rene.anthony
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2 months ago

Bloviated crap.

Buck71
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3 months ago