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

Not Argento's best, but still fun to watch.

capperwill
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2 weeks ago

I know it is a "lesser Argento" but I liked it.

nomoreusernames
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2 weeks ago

Not Argento's best gut still better than the majority of trash on Shudder. 3 & 1/2 skulls

script666
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3 weeks ago

Not Argento's best film, but still an enjoyable watch

brian_tesmer
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1 month ago

I don’t know why people are saying this is a “lesser” Argento, I thought this one was great and probably in the upper half of his works for me. Good kills, good story, some fun comedic moments, and a crazy ending. Definitely worth your time.

neutronbomb
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1 month ago